This chapter sketches the empirical design that underlies this study. First, it set out the operationalization of the dependent, independent and control variables. Second, this chapter describes how the data samples are gathered. Thereupon, this part contrasts the data samples and outlines possible shortcomings as regards the survey samples’ representativeness. Finally, the empirical methods that are employed are introduced.


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