The freelancers’ political appeals and their influencing factors

LUO Zhongyong1

(1.Department of Sociology, College of Public Administration, Hunan Normal University)

【Abstract】Based on the questionnaire survey of 613 freelancers in Hunan Province, this paper empirically examines the current situation of freelancers’ political appeals and the influences of economic, social and political factors on their political appeals. According to the results, the political appeals of freelancers are quite high. Freelancers have relatively clearer requirement and aspiration for innovating government governance and participating politics; and their political appeals could be divided into the appeals for institutional innovation and the appeals for political participation. The appeals for institutional innovation are obviously higher than the appeals for political participation. According to further analysis, the economic, social and political factors have certain explanatory power for freelancers’ political appeals, but there are significant differences in explanatory power among different factors.

【Keywords】 political appeals; freelancers; economic factors; social factors; political factors;


【Funds】 Key Project of Hunan Study Base for United Front Work Theory of Non-Party Representatives of China United Front Theory Research Association in 2017

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CN: 11-3280/C

Vol , No. 04, Pages 46-60+95

July 2019


Article Outline


  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Theoretical analysis and hypothesis introduction
  • 3 Research methods
  • 4 Result analysis
  • 5 Conclusions and discussions
  • References