Recent studies have found that the self-perceived, rather than the objective, income position affects individual political behavior. How, then, do individuals self-assess their own position? Based on previous studies, we expect that individuals make social comparisons with those that are nearest to them, taking information from their immediate physical environments. Also, they should focus in particular on people they identify with, which means that comparisons should be most likely within their co-ethnic networks.
Donnerstag, 5. Mai 2022