VALU 2009 - SVT exit poll survey European parliament election 2009
SND-ID: snd0874-1. Version: 2.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002163
Is part of collection at SND: SVT exit poll surveys
Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science
Kent Wännström - Sveriges Television
Per Näsman - Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Safety Research
In VALU - Swedish exit poll surveys - voters leaving polling stations are asked by public service broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) to fill in a questionnaire and put it anonymously in a sealed box. After collecting and processing the responses, Sveriges Television is able to present an election forecast and an analysis of the reasons underlying the outcome of the election in it´s Election Night broadcast. The surveys are referred to as VALU, an abbreviation for vallokalsundersökning, Swedish for exit poll survey.The first exit poll survey in Sweden was carried out at the parliamentary election in 1991. Since then similar studies have been carried out in connection with all Parliamentary elections, referendums and elections to the European Parliament.
Provide analytical support for the election night broadcast on Swedish television during the election night, and for other post-election analysis.
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Time period(s) investigated
2009 – Ongoing
Number of individuals/objects
Response rate/participation rate
Data format / data structure
- Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
- Time period(s) for data collection: 2009-05-28 – 2009-06-07
- Instrument: VALU2009EU (Questionnaire)
- Number of responses: 7773
- Source of the data: Population group
Geographic location: Sweden
Highest geographic unit
Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)
International politics 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)
Hernborn, Hans (2002). Valu : Swedish exit polls. Stockholm: Sveriges television (SVT)
Hernborn, Hans, Holmberg, Sören, Näsman, Per, & Thedéen, Torbjörn (2003) Valu : Sveriges Televisions vallokalsundersökningar. Stockholm: SVT.
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