Swedish election study 1979
SND-ID: snd0089-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002509
Is part of collection at SND: Swedish Election Studies - Parliamentary elections
Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science
University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science
The Swedish election study 1979 was carried out in connection with the general election in September. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in previous election studies. In this study the respondents specifies for each political party what they appreciates and what they dislikes with the party´s policy. There is also an evaluation of party politics in different political issues, such as employment, education, child care and private enterprises. This is the first of the election studies to include a feeling thermometer, where the respondent has to position each of the political parties, as well as the party leaders, on a scale from -5 (dislikes very much) to +5 (likes very much). Since this study is the first that took place after a period of non-Social Democratic government, the respondent has to give a judgement over the two formations of Government (the three-party government 1976-1978 and the liberal government 1978-1979) which took place during this period, as well as an individual judgement of each of the parties in power and of the Social Democratic party as a opposit... Show more..
Explain why people vote as they do and why an election ends in a particular way. Track and follow trends in the Swedish electoral democracy and make comparisons with other countries. Show less..
Data contains personal data
Unit of analysis
Individuals aged 18-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election 1979
Time period(s) investigated
1979-08-15 – Ongoing
Number of individuals/objects
Response rate/participation rate
Data format / data structure
- Instrument: (Semi-structured questionnaire)
Geographic location: Sweden
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Highest geographic unit
Department of Political Science
- Funding agency: The parliament
Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)
Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)
Media (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Elections, Mass media, Occupations, Participation, Politics, Public sector, Social mobility, Ethics, Energy, Environment, Voting intention, Voting, Parliamentary elections, Political interest, Political behaviour, Party identification, Political allegiance, Political participation, Internal politics, Political parties, Illegal drugs, Electoral issues, Trade unions, Gender role, Organizations, Political attitudes, Minority groups, Cors
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Holmberg, S. (1982) Svenska väljare : några resultat från 1979 års valundersökning : en sammanfattning från boken Svenska väljare. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.
Holmberg, Sören & Nordlöf, Hans (1981) Valundersökning 1979 : teknisk rapport. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. ISSN 0347-9366 ; 5.
Elinder, M. (2008) Essays on Economic Voting, Cognitive Dissonance and Trust. Uppsala : Department of Economics, Univ. ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0.
Holmberg, Sören (2000) Partidemokrati : en sammanfattning av några resultat från valundersökningarna 1956-1998. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.
Oscarsson, H. (1998) Den svenska partirymden : Väljarnas uppfattningar av konfliktstrukturen i partisystemet 1956-1996. Göteborg : Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-628-3000-7.
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