Veronika Patkós' new article titled "Measuring partisan polarization with partisan differences in satisfaction with the government: the introduction of a new comparative approach" is now available in the Quality & Quantity journal.
The article is inspired by a need to create appropriate polarization indices that are backed up with high-quality data across time and countries, in order to carry out comparative research. The paper argues that the currently existing polarization indices fail to include bimodality as an important aspect of polarization. To fill this gap, a partisan polarization index is proposed, based on the European Social Survey data on government satisfaction of partisan camps. The paper compares the newly constructed index to other polarization indices.
The article can be accessed here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11135-022-01350-8