Perceptions of a shared European culture increase the support for the European Union

Maria Pilar Lopez Belbeze, Valentina Petrovic, Simon Walo, Jörg Rössel, Tally Katz-Gerro

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There is disagreement amongst political theorists as to whether a European demos based on a cul-turally grounded identity as a precondition for a stronger integration of the European Union (EU)exists. We study a part of this question from a constructivist perspective by analysing how individ-uals in Europe perceive European culture and how this perception is related to support for the EU.We focus on the following questions: (a) whether European respondents perceive a sharedEuropean culture, (b) whether they consider this culture to be of higher value than other culturesand (c) whether they are proud of European cultures. We study these questions on the basis of asurvey conducted in 2021 in nine European countries, including both EU and non-EU countries.Our results show that the perception of a shared European culture and its positive evaluation, bothinclusive and exclusive, covary positively with support for the EU.
Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículo13619
Páginas (desde-hasta)1-23
Número de páginas23
PublicaciónJournal of Common Market Studies
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EstadoPublicada - 4 jun 2024

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