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BALBACHEVSKY, Elizabeth and HOLZHACKER, Denilde Oliveira. Determinantes das atitudes do eleitorado brasileiro com relação à privatização e aos serviços públicos. Opin. Publica [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.1, pp. 38-56. ISSN 0104-6276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-62762006000100002.
This paper analyzes the possible impacts of the privatization process implemented by the Brazilian former President, Fernando Henrique, over the attitudes and opinions held by Brazilian electorate regarding the presence of the state in the economy. Te paper uses a post-electoral survey from 2002 - The ESEB (Brazilian Electoral Study) data-base - supported by CAPES Foundation. The inquiry carried out in the paper centers on different patterns found in the answers given by the respondents when asked which sector - either government or private one - should be in charge of providing different products and services. The study found out an impressive degree of coherence in the answers given by the respondents, which were used to propose a scale for different attitudes regarding the privatization process. Furthermore, it was possible to establish significant correlation between this attitude and the electoral campaign and the declared vote of the respondent.
Keywords : Brazil; privatization; public opinion; statism; electoral decision.