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RIBEIRO, Ednaldo; CARREIRAO, Yan and BORBA, Julian. Sentimentos partidários e atitudes políticas entre os brasileiros. Opin. Publica [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.2, pp.333-368. ISSN 0104-6276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-62762011000200003.
This paper examines how the partisan feelings of Brazilian voters evolved between 2002 and 2010 and how these feelings relate to attitudinal and behavioral variables. First a general descriptive analysis of this evolution is conducted using data from the ESEBs (Brazilian Electoral Studies) of 2002, 2006 and 2010. Then, based on multivariate analyses and again on CSES-ESEB2002 through 2010, the positive partisan feelings about the PT and the PSDB are taken to be predictors of attitudinal variables (ideological identification, attitudes towards statism, equality and democracy) and votes. The paper finally shows that there are interesting differences among voters that express feelings towards the PT and voters having feelings towards the PSDB as regards attitudes towards relevant political issues. Moreover, the paper shows that these feelings are still strongly connected to voting for president.
Keywords : partisan feelings; political attitudes; political values; CSES-ESEB2010.