VALU 1998 - SVT exit poll survey parliamentary election 1998

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Per Näsman - Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Safety Research

Hans Hernborn - Sveriges Television

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Torbjörn Thedéen - Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Safety Research

Research principal

Sveriges Television rorId


This exit poll survey was carried out in connection with the parliamentary election on September 20 1998. Earlier exit poll surveys has been carried out in connection with the parliamentary elections in 1991 and 1994, the referendum on Swedish membership of the European Union in 1994 and the first Swedish election to the European Parliament in 1995. Voters leaving the polling stations were asked to fill in a questionnaire including questions on: party voted for in the general and local elections; time for decision how to vote; party voted for in the general election 1994; vote intention if there were a referendum on Swedish EMU-membership; placement on a political left-right scale; confidence in Swedish politicians; gender, age, occupational group, union membership and church attendance. The respondents also had to indicate how important a number of items were for the decision how to vote, and to give an opinion on the policy of the different political parties.

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Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Swedish electorate

Time period(s) investigated

1998 – Ongoing



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1998-09-14 – 1998-09-20
  • Data collector: Sveriges Television
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Highest geographic unit


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Topic and keywords

Research area

Elections (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)


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Hernborn, Hans (2002). Valu : Swedish exit polls. Stockholm: Sveriges television (SVT)

Hernborn, Hans, Holmberg, Sören & Näsman, Per (2006). Valu i allmänhetens tjänst. Stockholm: Sveriges television (SVT)
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Arndt, C. (2013). The Electoral Consequences of Third Way Welfare State Reforms: Social Democracy's Transformation and its Political Costs. Amsterdam University Press.
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ISBN: 978-90-8964-450-3

Hernborn, Hans, Holmberg, Sören, Näsman, Per, & Thedéen, Torbjörn (2003) Valu : Sveriges Televisions vallokalsundersökningar. Stockholm: SVT.

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Published: 2008-12-03
Last updated: 2022-11-22