how does pollitik understand europe?
Europe is a sizable continent with an enigmatic and colossal history, which serves as home to some of the largest economies globally, and as the cradle of capitalist development. The continent is comprised of 44 countries recognized by the United Nations, about 42 from which Pollitik gathers, manipulates, and analyzes data.
Pollitik sources and regularly refreshes its data set from a wide array of firms throughout Europe, and strives to maintain a consistency about both internal methodology – that is, how Pollitik conducts its analyses – but as well, about external methodology: finding firms that collect public opinion data in similar ways, and moreover do it well.
Pollitik uses data from the Executive Approval Project to estimate latent approval using James Stimson’s (1991) dyads-ratio algorithm.
Refer to the following sheet for a better understanding of our approach to Europe.