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Measures the level of populist discourse in speeches given by chief executives in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and select Western European countries. Covers 80 leader-terms in 28 countries between 1992 and 2013. Data was collected March-May 2013 by Kirk Hawkins and Bojana Kocijan at Central European University in Hungary. Please cite the data as follows: Hawkins, Kirk A. and Bojana Kocijan. 2013. Central and Eastern Europe Populism Dataset for Leaders, 1992-2013. Available for download at
Measures the presence and degree of populist discourse in the manifesto and press releases of the AfD party in Germany. Covers 374 press releases. Includes 36 internal actors and 57 external actors. Data are collected from the party's founding in April 2013 to May 30 2014. Data last revised February 16, 2016 by Simon T. Franzmann at the University of Düsseldorf. Please cite the data as follows: Franzmann, Simon T. (2016). Calling the ghost of populism: The AfD's strategic and tactical agendas until the EP election 2014. German Politics, 25(4), 457-479. AfD Manifesto and Press Releases Dataset.
Data and replication files for Friend or Foe by Robert A. Huber and Christian H. Schimpf. This dataset includes information on populist actors in 18 Latin American countries from 1995 to 2009. That data was collected in 2014. Please cite the data as follows: Huber, Robert A., and Christian H. Schimpf. 2016. “Friend or Foe? Testing the Influence of Populism on Democratic Quality in Latin America.” Political Studies 64(4): 872–889.
Data and replication files for A Drunken Guest in Europe by Robert A. Huber and Christian H. Schimpf. It includes secondary data which were used to create the dataset as well as replication files for the analysis and the figures. It covers radical right populist parties in 30 European countries from 1990 to 2012. The data was collected in 2015. Please cite the data as follows: Huber, Robert A., and Christian H. Schimpf. 2016. “A drunken guest in Europe?: The influence of populist radical right parties on democratic quality.” Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 10(2): 103–129.
Measures the level of populist discourse in speeches, debates, and platforms of presidential candidates in the U.S. 2016 election. Covers 7 candidates from March 23, 2015-November 8, 2016. Data was collected by Kirk Hawkins at Brigham Young University. Available files for download include the coding results presented in an Excel spreadsheet, as well as zipped files of candidates' speeches and the completed rubrics of each coder. Please cite the data as follows: Hawkins, Kirk A. 2016. United States 2016 Presidential Campaign Speeches Dataset.
A collection of Bolsonaro's campaign speeches during the Brazilian General Election in 2018 and rubrics.
Measures U.S. President Andrew Jackson's level of populist discourse using the holistic coding method to grade a sample of eight speeches given while he was in office from 1829-1837. Includes the scores of three campaign speeches for historical context. The files available for download include a memo summarizing the data, methodology and findings, as well as a zip folder with subfolders for the final rubrics and the original speeches. Data collected by McKinney Voss at Brigham Young University from 2017-2018. These data are embargoed until May 1, 2020. Please do not cite or use without permission of the author.
Prepared for The New Populism, a project with The Guardian, this dataset measures the populist discourse of presidents and prime ministers from 40 countries around the globe between 2000 and 2018. Data points consist of a single average score for each term of the executive. Data were produced through holistic grading of political speeches. Compiled from previous datasets and from a new round of coding in the fall of 2018. Please cite the data as follows: Hawkins, Kirk A., Rosario Aguilar, Erin Jenne, Bojana Kocijan, Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser, Bruno Castanho Silva. 2019. Global Populism Database: Populism Dataset for Leaders 1.0.