Atle Hennum Haugsgjerd

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Position Senior Research Fellow
Degree PhD
Contact +47 930 58 583

Political scientist doing research on political behaviour, public opinion, and democracy

Atle H. Haugsgjerd earned his PhD in political science from the University of Oslo in 2018. His research concerns political behaviour, public opinion, and democracy in Europe.

Haugsgjerd's research has appeared in journals such as Electoral StudiesWest European Politics and Political Communication. He also holds a postdoctoral position at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) affiliated to the research group Challenges to Democratic Representation

Tags: Elections and Democracy, Media and the public sphere


  • Haugsgjerd, Atle; Hesstvedt, Stine & Karlsen, Rune (2021). Increased media choice and political knowledge gaps: A comparative longitudinal study of 18 established democracies 1995-2015. Political Communication. 38(6), p. 731–750. doi: 10.1080/10584609.2020.1868633. Full text in Research Archive

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  • Winsvold, Marte Slagsvold; Haugsgjerd, Atle; Saglie, Jo & Segaard, Signe Bock (2022). What makes people trust or distrust politicians? A qualitative approach using open-ended survey questions.
  • Haugsgjerd, Atle (2021). En europeisk vänstersväng? Om det norska valet.
  • de Blok, Lisanne & Haugsgjerd, Atle (2021). Take a Chance on Me: Experienced Risk and Political Trust.
  • Finseraas, Henning; Haugsgjerd, Atle & Kumlin, Staffan (2021). Immigration Cues and Perceived Welfare State Sustainability: Understanding Variability in Political Reactions to Fiscally Costly Immigration.
  • Haugsgjerd, Atle; Karlsen, Rune; Steen-Johnsen, Kari & Beyer, Audun (2021). Misinformed or uninformed? A panel-study of how the use of social media as a news source influences political knowledge .
  • Haugsgjerd, Atle & Linde, Jonas (2021). Vehicles of democratic dissatisfaction? Populist radical right electoral success and satisfaction with democracy in Europe 1976-2019.
  • Haugsgjerd, Atle & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2021). Innspill til debatten om strukturell rasisme: potensial, utfordringer og kritikk. Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. 62(1), p. 78–79. doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-291X-2021-01-04.
  • Winsvold, Marte; Haugsgjerd, Atle; Saglie, Jo & Segaard, Signe Bock (2020). Trust by default. What is political trust - and what is political distrust?
  • Haugsgjerd, Atle; Midtbøen, Arnfinn Haagensen & Thorbjørnsrud, Kjersti (2020). Ulikhet og ideologi: Hva kan norsk samfunnsforskning lære av Piketty? Tidsskrift for samfunnsforskning. 61(4). doi: 10.18261/issn.1504-291X-2020-04-04. Full text in Research Archive

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Published Aug. 10, 2018 1:36 PM - Last modified Feb. 10, 2021 10:48 AM