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According to a NYT opinion piece

the Republican Party is far to the right of mainstream conservative parties in Britain, Canada and Germany, and to the right even of groups like the National Rally (formerly the National Front) of France.

Are there any academic/empirical studies that quantify this level of right-wingness or radical-rightness of the Republican party, compared to (right-wing) parties in Europe? More precisely, on what dimensions/issues does the Republican party differs substantially from right-wing parties in Europe?

I'm hoping there is empirical data like this Pew study on US vs European values, but split by party, rather than just country averages, and hopefully with more "standard" political issues surveyed.

And yes, Europe-wide party averages on some issues have been computed in certain surveys, e.g.

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Basically, where would the GOP fit on such a map now (not necessarily on exactly those 3 issues)?

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    The problem with this question is that "politically right" has a slightly different meaning in Europe than it has in the United States. Do you want an answer based on the European definition or on the US definition? And what party exactly are you comparing them to? Europe has a lot of countries, and most of them have far more than just 2 parties. And then there is the problem that the US parties aren't completely homogeneous in their political positions either. – Philipp Oct 27 '19 at 11:47
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    Given that this an opinion piece, the specific claim in that piece is the most opinionated part of it, and you are asking for an opinion as the answer, voting to close. Sorry Fizz. – K Dog Oct 27 '19 at 12:03
  • @Philipp: As I suggested in my last sentence, I'd be happier if the answer is explanatory, e.g. on issues X,Y,Z parties (usually labelled as right-wing) in Europe mostly differ from the GOP. I'm not asking for one to decide which the "real" right. – Fizz Oct 27 '19 at 12:24
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    @KDog: a bit more searching seems to suggest my question is objectively answerable in some ways. There are surveys of US vs European values like pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/04/19/… I don't see why something like that would not exist tabulated across parties and/or party supporters. – Fizz Oct 27 '19 at 12:35
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    This isn't a simple matter of plotting Republicans and European right wing parties onto a 2 dimensional spectrum scale and measuring the differences. The Space of political ideology is three dimensional and non-linear. European politics and US politics are neither collinear or coplaner within that space. – Drunk Cynic Oct 27 '19 at 14:10

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