Upper Austria: Parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Post-materialistic way of life
Socialist
Capitalist
Traditional way of life

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.

ÖVP

Austrian People’s Party

ÖVP (Österreichische Volkspartei) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 21 seats. The party advocates strict immigration policy, advocates consistent crime fighting, and wants tax cuts.

Current polls have ÖVP coming in at 28.0% - a loss of -8.4 since the last election.

Name Österreichische Volkspartei
Translation Austrian People’s Party
Group in the EU Parliament EPP
Seats in parliament 21 / 56
Current poll value 28.0 (-8.4 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-right
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Strict crime control
  • Tax cuts
All information at a glance: ÖVP

FPÖ

Freedom Party of Austria

FPÖ (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs) is a right-wing party that is currently represented in the parliament with 18 MPs. The party wants a strong nation-state, advocates strict immigration policy, and advocates consistent crime fighting.

In the current election trend, FPÖ comes in at 29.0%, losing -1.4 compared to the last election.

Name Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs
Translation Freedom Party of Austria
Group in the EU Parliament ID
Seats in parliament 18 / 56
Current poll value 29.0 (-1.4 since last election )
Political orientation Right-wing
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Strong nationalism
  • Against multiculturalism
  • Strict immigration policy
  • Strict crime control
All information at a glance: FPÖ

SPÖ

Social Democratic Party of Austria

SPÖ (Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs) is a center-left party and currently represented in parliament with 11 MPs. The party favors financial redistributions from rich to poor, advocates liberal lifestyles, and wants to invest more in public services.

Current polls show SPÖ at 18.0. That's a loss of -0.4 compared to the last election.

Name Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs
Translation Social Democratic Party of Austria
Group in the EU Parliament S&D
Seats in parliament 11 / 56
Current poll value 18.0 (-0.4 since last election )
Political orientation Centre-left
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Redistribution from rich to poor
  • More investment in public services
  • More regulation of markets
All information at a glance: SPÖ

GRÜNE

The Greens – The Green Alternative

GRÜNE (Die Grünen–Die Grüne Alternative) is a green party that is currently represented in the parliament with 6 MPs. The party advocates liberal lifestyles, has a dream of an open world without borders, and puts environmental protection above economic interests.

In current polls, GRÜNE is getting 13.0% of the vote - an increase of +2.7 since the last election.

Name Die Grünen–Die Grüne Alternative
Translation The Greens – The Green Alternative
Group in the EU Parliament Greens
Seats in parliament 6 / 56
Current poll value 13.0 (+2.7 since last election )
Political orientation Environment & Climate
Government Part of the government
Core topics
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Open world without borders
  • Pro multiculturalism
  • Environmental protection more important than economic growth
All information at a glance: GRÜNE

BZÖ

Bündnis Zukunft Österreich

BZÖ (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich) is a party from Austria.

Name Bündnis Zukunft Österreich
Seats in parliament 0 / 56
Political orientation Unknown
All information at a glance: BZÖ

CPÖ

Christliche Partei Österreichs

CPÖ (Christliche Partei Österreichs) is a center-right party from Austria.

Name Christliche Partei Österreichs
Seats in parliament 0 / 56
Political orientation Centre-right
All information at a glance: CPÖ

KPÖ

Communist Party of Austria

KPÖ (Kommunistische Partei Österreichs) is a left party from Austria.

Name Kommunistische Partei Österreichs
Translation Communist Party of Austria
Seats in parliament 0 / 56
Political orientation Left-wing
All information at a glance: KPÖ

MFG

MFG - People Freedom Fundamental Rights

MFG (MFG – Menschen Freiheit Grundrechte) is a right-wing party from Austria.

In current polls, MFG comes in at 6.0%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +6.0.

Name MFG – Menschen Freiheit Grundrechte
Translation MFG - People Freedom Fundamental Rights
Seats in parliament 0 / 56
Current poll value 6.0 (+6.0 since last election )
Political orientation Right-wing
All information at a glance: MFG

NEOS

NEOS – 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 5.0%. Compared to the election, that's an increase of +1.5.

Name NEOS–Das Neue Österreich
Translation NEOS – The New Austria
Group in the EU Parliament RE
Seats in parliament 0 / 56
Current poll value 5.0 (+1.5 since last election )
Political orientation Liberal politics
Core topics
  • Open world without borders
  • Advocates liberal lifestyles
  • Less regulation of markets
  • Less government intervention in markets/economy
All information at a glance: NEOS

Frequently asked questions & answers

Where is the data from?

The data was collected as part of the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey. As part of this, more than 400 policy experts assessed the positions of major parties. All parties represented in either the national parliament or the EU parliament at the time of the survey were considered. Parties' positions may change over time and differ from the values presented.

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