Updated on Jun 20, 2024
Updates quarterly

Global Political Polarization Rankings

Morning Consult's Global Political Polarization Rankings provide monthly assessments of the degree of political polarization in major global markets, measured as the combined shares of adults espousing far-left and far-right political views on a seven-point scale. The latest rankings derive from a one-month aggregate of daily surveys fielded from May 1-31, 2024.
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Source: Morning Consult Political Intelligence. Countries are sorted by the total share of respondents espousing far-left and far-right political views.

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Trended Data File
A trended, sortable XLSX data file covering historical monthly data on far-left and far-right ideological views among global adults
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Production-ready trended charts covering cross-country comparisons of far-left and far-right political views, the full political ideological spectrum, and trended data on polarization levels in 25 countries
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A companion quarterly chart pack showing cross-country polarization rankings, complete political ideology scales by country, and country-specific polarization trends for all markets featured in the tracker is available for Morning Consult Pro subscribers.


Companion Research & Analysis

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Commercial Data Access

All data featured in this tracker derives from Morning Consult Political Intelligence, our flagship commercial data product measuring political attitudes in 43 countries on a daily basis. Contact us with inquiries.

Data Sources & Methodology

Data points featured in this tracker represent intra-month rollups of daily surveys. Bar chart values correspond to the latest full month of data; countries in that chart are sorted by the total share of adults expressing far-left and far-right political views. Far-left and far-right correspond to values of 0 and 7 on a seven-point ideology scale.

All data was collected through Morning Consult’s proprietary survey research capabilities. All interviews are conducted online. Data is weighted to approximate representative samples of adults in each country. Weighting parameters and target populations vary by country.

Consult our Global Political Intelligence Methodology Primer for additional details on sampling and data collection procedures, weighting and representativeness, margins of error, and question wording.

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Sonnet Frisbie
Deputy Head of Political Intelligence

Sonnet Frisbie is the deputy head of political intelligence and leads Morning Consult’s geopolitical risk offering for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Prior to joining Morning Consult, Sonnet spent over a decade at the U.S. State Department specializing in issues at the intersection of economics, commerce and political risk in Iraq, Central Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. She holds an MPP from the University of Chicago.

Follow her on Twitter @sonnetfrisbie. Interested in connecting with Sonnet to discuss her analysis or for a media engagement or speaking opportunity? Email [email protected].