Among the questions that Richard Örhvall tries to answer with his research:
- How equal are different types of political participation, and how can we explain inequality in participation?
- How is the habit of voting or not voting formed, and how does the context affect young people's propensity to vote in their first election?
- How corrupt is a ”non-corrupt” country such as Sweden, and do citizens trust their politicians and civil servants?
- Is there a growing polarization between people in urban and rural places regarding opinion, values, social trust, and political participation?