The Degree and Motivation of Participation in Rights Movements among Homeowners and Their Political Effects: A Sampling Survey in Beijing Urban Areas

Long Sun
September 2010
Modern China Studies;2010, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p53
Academic Journal
Based on the data of 606 questionnaires collected in 23 neighborhoods in Beijing in 2008, this paper analyzes the degree, motivation and implications of homeowners' political participation. First, urban homeowners tend to participate in the rights movements. Second, gender, occupation and the level of income have significant influence on homeowners' participation in these movements. Third, as an important part of Chinese middle class, Beijing homeowners tend to support the incumbent regime and to be in favor of the status quo. Most of them are in favor of the social order and economic growth. However, those who have a strong sense of "status inconsistency" and a strong sense of internal efficacy are more likely to participate in rights movements.


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