The last decade has seen a notable increase in support for far right parties and an alarming rise of right‐wing extremism across Europe. Drawing on a new comparative youth survey in 14 European countries, this article provides deeper insight into young people’s support for nationalist and far right ideology: negative attitudes towards minorities, xenophobia, welfare chauvinism and exclusionism in relation to migrants. We first map the support for far right ideology among youth in Europe, and then use multilevel regression analysis (16,935 individuals nested in 30 locations) to investigate which individual or contextual factors are associated with a higher propensity among young people towards getting involved in far right movements.
Mieriņa, I. and Koroļeva, I. (2015), Support for far right ideology and anti‐migrant attitudes among youth in Europe: A comparative analysis. The Sociological Review, 63: 183-205. doi:10.1111/1467-954X.12268