Swedish National Election Studies (SNES)

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The Swedish National Election Studies Program was initiated by Jörgen Westerståhl and Bo Särlvik in the mid 1950s, and the first studies were carried out in conjunction with the local elections 1954 and the parliamentary election in 1956. In all parliamentary elections since 1956 - including the ATP-referendum in 1957, the Nuclear Power referendum in 1980, the EU-referendum in 1994 and the European Parliament Elections in 1995 and 1999 - a large representative sample of eligible voters has been interviewed. Since 1973 the basic design has been a rolling panel in which half of the sample has been interviewed in connection with the previous election, and the other half in connection with the succeeding election. The election studies have, with the exception of the 1976 study, come into being through a close collaboration between the Department of Political Science at Göteborg University and Statistics Sweden (SCB). The 1976 study was conducted by the Department of Political Science in Uppsala in collaboration with SCB. The Survey Research Centre of Statistics Sweden is responsible for the sampli

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Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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