‘Vox Populi?:’ Assessing NATO Popularity Relative to Political and Economic Indicators in Selected Member Nations
This paper seeks to identify the impact of political and economic conditions on a nation’s popularity/favorability ratings towards North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the world’s most powerful military alliance. It is found that in random-effect models there exists a significant positive relationship between a country’s democratic strength and favorability, as well as a negative relationship regarding unemployment. In fixed-effect models, however, there is slight evidence of a positive relationship with per-capita GDP, as well as negative relationships with the unemployment rate and the trade index. Overall, differences in member-nations largely account for whether democratic or macroeconomic conditions influence support.
Cheek, Zachary W.
"‘Vox Populi?:’ Assessing NATO Popularity Relative to Political and Economic Indicators in Selected Member Nations,"
Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 18:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol18/iss1/9
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