Swedish election survey panel 1998-2002
SND-ID: snd0750-2. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002208
Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science
University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science
This is the fourteenth election study carried out in Sweden in connection with a Swedish general election. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several of the previous surveys, but there are also a number of questions not asked before. The interview included questions on how much the respondent takes part of political matters in mass media; political interest in general and political discussions among family and friends; important issues when deciding how to vote; and preferred formation of the government after the election as well as person preferred as prime minister. There were also a number of questions on the opinions of the political parties regarding: employment, environment, taxes, the Swedish economy, energy and nuclear power, foreign affairs and security policy, social safety, old-age care, the European Union, refugees, law and order, equality between men and women, education and child care. Political parties and party leaders were to be placed on a scale ranging from strongly dislike to strongly like. Respondents also had to give their opinion on the S... 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.
The respondents of the panel in the data set are identical to those who participated in the Swedish national election study of 1998 and 2002 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 1998.
Time period(s) investigated
1998 – 2002
Number of individuals/objects
Data format / data structure
Geographic location: Sweden
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)
Voting intention, Voting, Parliamentary elections, Political interest, Party identification, Political allegiance, Political participation, Internal politics, Party politics, Political parties, Social policy, Political leaders, Election campaigns, Political attitudes, Trust in government, Lobbying, Cors
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