English title: Measurement Equivalence Across Subnational Groups: An Analysis of the Conception of Nationhood in Switzerland
Author(s): Oriane Sarrasin - Eva G. T. Green - André Berchtold - Eldad Davidov -
Type: Journal article
Because of their higher status, members of national majorities (e.g., linguistic, ethnic, or religious) are likely to develop a stronger sense of ownership of the nation than members of national minorities (Sidanius, Feshbach, Levin, & Pratto, 1997), which is reflected in a stronger attachment to the nation as a whole (e.g., Staerkle´, Sidanius, Green, & Molina, 2010). Accordingly, members of national majorities are expected to hold a stricter conception of nationhood, that is, to be stricter regarding who should or should not belong to the national community (Kunovich, 2009). Based on data from two large surveys (European Social Survey [ESS] 2002 and International Social Survey Programme [ISSP] 2003), the present study tests this expectation by comparing conceptions of nationhood across the two largest linguistic subnational groups in Switzerland.
From page no: 522
To page no: 534
Journal: International journal of public opinion research