Year 2019, Volume 28 , Issue 2, Pages 225 - 240 2019-10-15

BASIC DETERMINANTS OF PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR TURKEY’S EU MEMBERSHIP WITH RESPECT TO COGNITIVE LEVEL OF RESPONDENTS

Sefer Yılmaz [1] , Azmi Yalçın [2]


In this paper, basic determinants of public support for Turkey’s EU membership were analyzed. The data utilized for the study was obtained from Eurobarometer Surveys, and covered a period of nine years, from 2010 to 2018. Unlike earlier studies in which the data was usually collected within a span of a few years, this study, however, consisted of a public opinion aggregate that stretched up to almost a decade. Besides, different from previous studies, in this, effects of determinants were investigated with respect to EU-awareness level of the respondents. Our findings suggest, in line with literature, that the strongest determinant regarding support for integration, was found to be the “expected benefit”, and that the factor “fear of loss of cultural identity” seemed to have a meaningful and negative impact on support for EU membership. However, different from similar studies, the findings do suggest that, as respondents’ cognitive level increased, the effects of “loss of cultural identity” on public support decreased to a level where it became statistically insignificant. On the contrary, the impacts of “expected benefit” and “trust in the EU” variables were detected to increase as the cognitive level of respondents rises. No meaningful relationship was observed between the factors of “age-gender-trust in government” and the dependent variable.  

Organizations, International Organizations, European Union
  • Aybar C, Mergen A, Perotti V, and Reid D (2007) Analysis of Attitudes of Turkish Citizens towards the Effect of European Union Membership on the Economic, Political, and Cultural Environment. Turkish Studies 8(3): 329-348.
Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Makaleler
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0001-8784-2777
Author: Sefer Yılmaz (Primary Author)
Institution: CUKUROVA UNIVERSITY
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-8784-2777
Author: Azmi Yalçın
Institution: ÇUKUROVA ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : October 15, 2019

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APA Yılmaz, S , Yalçın, A . (2019). BASIC DETERMINANTS OF PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR TURKEY’S EU MEMBERSHIP WITH RESPECT TO COGNITIVE LEVEL OF RESPONDENTS. Çukurova Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi , 28 (2) , 225-240 . DOI: 10.35379/cusosbil.577225
MLA Yılmaz, S , Yalçın, A . "BASIC DETERMINANTS OF PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR TURKEY’S EU MEMBERSHIP WITH RESPECT TO COGNITIVE LEVEL OF RESPONDENTS". Çukurova Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi 28 (2019 ): 225-240 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/cusosbil/issue/48591/577225>
Chicago Yılmaz, S , Yalçın, A . "BASIC DETERMINANTS OF PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR TURKEY’S EU MEMBERSHIP WITH RESPECT TO COGNITIVE LEVEL OF RESPONDENTS". Çukurova Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi 28 (2019 ): 225-240
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ISNAD Yılmaz, Sefer , Yalçın, Azmi . "BASIC DETERMINANTS OF PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR TURKEY’S EU MEMBERSHIP WITH RESPECT TO COGNITIVE LEVEL OF RESPONDENTS". Çukurova Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi 28 / 2 (October 2019): 225-240 . https://doi.org/10.35379/cusosbil.577225
AMA Yılmaz S , Yalçın A . BASIC DETERMINANTS OF PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR TURKEY’S EU MEMBERSHIP WITH RESPECT TO COGNITIVE LEVEL OF RESPONDENTS. Çukurova Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi. 2019; 28(2): 225-240.
Vancouver Yılmaz S , Yalçın A . BASIC DETERMINANTS OF PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR TURKEY’S EU MEMBERSHIP WITH RESPECT TO COGNITIVE LEVEL OF RESPONDENTS. Çukurova Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü Dergisi. 2019; 28(2): 240-225.