Revisiting the Asian Values Thesis : An Empirical Study of Asian Values, Internet Use, and Support for Freedom of Expression in 11 Societies

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-556
Journal / PublicationAsian Survey
Volume58
Issue number3
Online published21 Jun 2018
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

Abstract

This study aims to disentangle the empirical relationships between Asian values and attitudes toward freedom of expression in Asia. Findings from our multinational survey suggest no obvious relationship between Asian values and support for freedom of expression at the country level. At the individual level, the data suggest a positive relationship between Asian values and support for freedom of expression when Asian values are treated as a single concept.

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  • freedom of expression, Asian values, public opinion, censorship, cross-national survey, CITIZEN ATTITUDES, CULTURE, DIMENSIONS, DEMOCRACY, RIGHTS, RISE