Crises have split European voters into five ‘tribes’, survey suggests

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Attitudes to climate, migration, global economic turmoil, Ukraine and Covid will dominate this year’s elections, research indicates

Europe’s voters are no longer divided into left or right, pro- or anti-EU camps, a survey suggests, but into five distinct tribes whose conflicting concerns are likely to dominate nearly 20 elections across the continent this year.

The report argues that Europeans’ lives have been affected by five major crises in recent years – the climate emergency, the 2015 migration crisis, global economic turmoil, the war in Ukraine and Covid – and suggests voters in European parliament and national elections this year will focus on the one they feel most concerned by.

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