Parties in comparison
Explanation of the chart
The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.
On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.
Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.
Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
ÖVPAustrian People’s Party
ÖVP (Österreichische Volkspartei) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 71 seats.
GRÜNEThe Greens – The Green Alternative
GRÜNE (Die Grünen–Die Grüne Alternative) is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 26 MPs.
SPÖSocial Democratic Party of Austria
SPÖ (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 40 MPs.
FPÖFreedom Party of Austria
FPÖ (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 31 MPs.
NEOSNEOS – The New Austria
NEOS (NEOS–Das Neue Österreich) is a liberal party that is currently represented in parliament with 15 seats.
Bierpartei is a satire party from Austria.
JETZT (JETZT–Liste Pilz) is a green party from Austria.
KPÖCommunist Party of Austria
KPÖ (Kommunistische Partei Österreichs) is a left party from Austria.