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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 27th May 2013

BBC News: Woolwich murder probe: ‘Thousands’ at risk of radicalisation, says Theresa May. ‘Thousands of people are potentially at risk of being radicalised in the UK, Home Secretary Theresa May has said. She also told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that those at risk were at “different points on what could be a path to violent […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 13th March

Analysis: Matthew Goodwin: Huffington Post: Britain, Islam and the Generational Struggle. ‘As my new project with Chatham House reveals, Britain is in the midst of a silent and generational revolution in terms of our attitudes toward Islam. This divide across the generations is deep and significant. Working with YouGov, we surveyed 1,666 British adults, probing their attitudes toward a […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Friday 8th March 2013

Research: Chatham House: The Roots of Extremism: The English Defence League and the Counter-Jihad Challenge. Drawing on survey data from YouGov, Dr Matthew Goodwin notes how many commonly held assumptions about the support base of the English Defence League are unfounded. The evidence reveals that ‘supporters of such groups are not just young, uneducated, economically insecure or politically […]

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Reaction to YouGov poll on attitudes towards the EDL

Today’s YouGov poll into the English Defence League (EDL) tells us little we didn’t know, yet a lot about what we need to know. The key findings are interesting. A third of people know what the EDL is all about. Slightly more, 42%, have heard of the EDL but do not know what it stands for. […]

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Under the microscope: Public attitudes toward the English Defence League (EDL)

Despite attracting considerable publicity, the English Defence League (EDL) remains under-researched and poorly understood. While some have explored online supporters of the EDL, little is known about wider public perceptions: what ordinary citizens think about the group, its values and provocative street-based strategy. The absence of reliable research is striking given the EDL’s current plans to hold […]

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Conservatives and Labour and the identity dilemma

Extremis Project co-Director, Matthew Goodwin, writes on ConservativeHome today: Conservative support on the identity axis exhibits more of a ‘block’ character than the other parties, it ultimately remains a block that has not delivered a decent majority for a generation. If economic stagnation continues, which is likely, then any notion that cultural issues might provide […]

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Europe at the extremes? Public concerns and the generational divide

Across Europe, the financial crisis has revived fears over the lingering appeal of extremists, with many tracing the rise of radical right and also radical left parties to economic turmoil. The argument has long roots, with numerous studies associating prejudice, and by extension support for extremists, with financial crises, or tensions over scarce resources such […]

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Extremis Project/YouGov Data and Results

A new poll on public attitudes by the Extremis Project and YouGov suggests that significant numbers of voters remain receptive to a political party that promised to stand up to business and political elites, halt immigration, curb the presence of Islam and prioritise British values over other cultures. The key findings were reported yesterday, in […]

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Exclusive – New Extremis Project/YouGov poll in The Observer

The Observer reports: Despite London 2012 being heralded as a celebration of a diverse society, the research suggests much of the electorate remains open to views traditionally associated with far-right groups. The survey, conducted by YouGov with 1,750 respondents, found that 41% of people would be more likely to vote for a party that promised […]

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