Parties in comparison
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.
SPÖSocial Democratic Party of Austria
SPÖ (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 19 MPs. The party favors financial redistributions from rich to poor, advocates liberal lifestyles, and wants to invest more in public services.
Compared to the last election, SPÖ scores an increase of +4.1 and comes in at 54.0%.
|Name||Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs|
|Translation||Social Democratic Party of Austria|
|Government||Part of the government|
|Current poll value||54.0 (+4.1 since last election )|
|Poll results in federal states||Current poll results SPÖ|
|Seats in parliament||19 / 36|
|Group in the EU Parliament||S&D|
ÖVPAustrian People’s Party
ÖVP (Österreichische Volkspartei) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 11 seats. The party advocates strict immigration policy, advocates consistent crime fighting, and wants tax cuts.
Current polls have ÖVP coming in at 23.0% - a loss of -7.6 since the last election.
|Translation||Austrian People’s Party|
|Current poll value||23.0 (-7.6 since last election )|
|Poll results in federal states||Current poll results ÖVP|
|Seats in parliament||11 / 36|
|Group in the EU Parliament||EPP|
FPÖFreedom Party of Austria
FPÖ (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 4 MPs. The party wants a strong nation-state, advocates strict immigration policy, and advocates consistent crime fighting.
In current polls, FPÖ is getting 10.0% of the vote - an increase of +0.2 since the last election.
|Name||Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs|
|Translation||Freedom Party of Austria|
|Current poll value||10.0 (+0.2 since last election )|
|Poll results in federal states||Current poll results FPÖ|
|Seats in parliament||4 / 36|
|Group in the EU Parliament||ID|
GRÜNEThe Greens – The Green Alternative
GRÜNE (Die Grünen–Die Grüne Alternative) is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 2 MPs. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, has a dream of an open world without borders, and puts environmental protection above economic interests.
In the current election trend, GRÜNE comes in at 6.0%, losing -0.7 compared to the last election.
|Name||Die Grünen–Die Grüne Alternative|
|Translation||The Greens – The Green Alternative|
|Political orientation||Environment & Climate|
|Current poll value||6.0 (-0.7 since last election )|
|Poll results in federal states||Current poll results GRÜNE|
|Seats in parliament||2 / 36|
|Group in the EU Parliament||Greens|
Liste BurgenlandBündnis Liste Burgenland
Liste Burgenland (Bündnis Liste Burgenland) is a center-right party from Austria.
|Name||Bündnis Liste Burgenland|
|Poll results in federal states||Current poll results Liste Burgenland|
|Seats in parliament||0 / 36|
NEOSNEOS – The New Austria
NEOS (NEOS–Das Neue Österreich) is a liberal party from Austria. The party has a dream of an open world without borders, advocates liberal lifestyles, and is against too much regulation of markets.
In current polls, NEOS comes in at 3.0%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +1.3.
|Name||NEOS–Das Neue Österreich|
|Translation||NEOS – The New Austria|
|Political orientation||Liberal politics|
|Current poll value||3.0 (+1.3 since last election )|
|Poll results in federal states||Current poll results NEOS|
|Seats in parliament||0 / 36|
|Group in the EU Parliament||RE|