This projects explores the potential links between percieved moral polaisation in Western societies and support for populist strong leaders. We found higher perceived moral polarisation predicted increased support for both authoritarian and progressive strong leaders via the perceived breakdown of society (i.e., the breakdown of social fabric and leadership).

Project members

Dr Charlie Crimston

Dr Charlie Crimston

Research Fellow
The University of Queensland
Dr Hema Preya Selvanathan

Dr Hema Preya Selvanathan

Research Fellow, SIGN Deputy Director
The University of Queensland

Professor Jolanda Jetten

SIGN Director, SIGNify Co-Director
Professor of Social Psychology
The University of Queensland