In the 2016 election, Donald Trump laid bare the traditional cleavages dividing U.S. politics. His nativist and populist appeals redefined Republican and Democratic coalitions. At a glance, Trump may appear to be an exception, a candidate whose appeal is driven largely by ideology; but, seen through a global lens, his appeal is hardly unique. Immigration and nativist sentiments are evident in elections, parties, and public policies throughout Europe and the rest of the world. However, how these sentiments relate to and are redefining contemporary politics remains a puzzle.
To explore this puzzle, Ipsos is participating in a one-day symposium with the European Union Center, the Social Science Consortium, and the Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University examining the causes and consequences of nativism, its relationship with immigration, and their influences on politics and policy throughout the world. After the conference, the presented research will be revised and submitted for review as a special issue of Social Science Quarterly.
Clifford Young, President, US, Ipsos Public Affairs
Cliff Young is President of Ipsos Public Affairs in the United States, and also leads Ipsos global election and political polling risk practice. His research specialties include social and public opinion trends, crisis management, corporate and institution reputation, and election polling. Cliff is considered an expert on polling in emerging markets, as well as polling in adverse and hostile conditions, and has polled on over 100 elections around the world. Cliff earned his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and did his graduate work at the University of Chicago (MA and PhD). He trained in survey sampling at the University of Michigan and in political psychology at Stanford. Cliff is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS and an instructor at both Columbia University SIPA and University of São Paulo where he teaches courses on public opinion and election forecasting.