The project examines the ways in which variations in income, career opportunities, job security and freedom in the work situation are important for people's political perceptions. It has previously been shown that e.g. income differences and career opportunities are related to political attitudes, but less is known about the effects of job security and freedom in the work situation. On the other hand, it may be that the individual's experiences at work have a limited significance for his or her political perceptions, and that these perceptions are instead mainly influenced by strategic decisions in the household or by the class background in which the individual has grown up. The project takes into account a number of possible explanations for people's political attitudes. We will focus on three mechanisms that can be mediating links between people's class positions and their political views; rational choices, identity and socialization processes and the degree of self-government. The first mechanism is about the individual calculating rationally about the situation he is in and following his self-interest. The second is instead about group processes that can arise in working life and that can have political significance. The third emphasizes the importance of the degree of self-government in the work of the political attitudes that people tend to develop. The political attitudes that are focused on are primarily those that previous research has shown have a clear connection with class position. It is about e.g. on attitudes to tax and welfare policy, and on attitudes to the EU. More ideological issues, which have to do with left and right views, are also studied. Another question area revolves around the fear of strangers. In addition, people's general interest in politics is studied. The study is based on a survey aimed at individuals in the Swedish workforce.