Populists are gaining ground
An introduction to TAP
The most comprehensive index of populism in Europe
Authoritarian Populism has established itself as the third ideological force in European politics. This poses a long-term threat to liberal democracies. The Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index (TAP) continuously explores and analyses electoral data in order to improve the knowledge and understanding of the development among politicians, media and the general public. TAP contains data stretching back to 1980, which makes it the most comprehensive index of populism in Europe.
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The most comprehensive index of populism in Europe.

Authoritarian Populism has established itself as the third ideological force in European politics. This poses a long-term threat to liberal democracies. The Timbro Authoritarian Populism Index (TAP) continuously explores and analyses electoral data in order to improve the knowledge and understanding of the development among politicians, media and the general public. TAP contains data stretching back to 1980, which makes it the most comprehensive index of populism in Europe.

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Discover, dissect and distribute the data.

We have made the collected data available to researchers, journalists, policy makers and the interested public. Download the data (available in many formats such as Excel, CSV and Google Sheets) and find what you are looking for.

We are of course very interested in what you will find, so do drop us a line at tap@timbro.se to share your results.

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Timbro – A Swedish market liberal think-tank.

Timbro is a free market think tank founded in 1978. Our mission is to promote ideas and political reforms in support of market economy, free entrepreneurship, individual freedom and an open society.

Over the last 40 years, Timbro has established itself as an influential voice in Swedish public debate. Our publishing house publishes 15-20 books per year and our project managers are frequent commentators in national and international media.

Timbro is part of the European think tank network Epicenter and has close contact with the Atlas Network in the United States.