Profile and type of populist attitudes in Lima

Project: Research

Project Details


Initially, the project involved a phase of group dynamics followed by a face-to-face survey of households in Lima to identify the extent and type of populist attitudes. In the context of the pandemic, the project was redefined and two separate projects were developed. One on the use of populist discourse in Congress and another on populist attitudes in Chile, Colombia and Peru.

Key findings

Regarding the study of populist discourse in Congress, it is concluded that this technique allows us to observe that there is no populist discourse in the entire Congress but a partial use of it, more aimed at highlighting the demands of the people. However, there is a populist discourse when addressing some issues and within some political parties when they address certain issues. The use of populist discourse is not constant, it has variations and is applied to some issues more than others.

The study on populist attitudes in the three countries of the Pacific coast allows us to see that populist attitudes are linked to relative deprivation, to pluralist attitudes, political cynicism as well as the perception of "democratic deficit" (support for democracy but dissatisfaction with it).
Short titlePopulist Attitudes
Effective start/end date1/04/2031/03/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • Populist attitudes
  • relative deprivation
  • pluralism
  • political cinism,
  • Congress
  • populist discours

Research areas and lines

  • Political processes

Kind of research

  • Basic


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