Referendum study 1980

Principal investigator(s):

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Abstract:

In March 1980 a referendum on nuclear power took place. People entitled to vote in local elections were also entitled to vote in the referendum. The respondents were questioned three times; firstly by a telephone interview during the period January 21-February 10, secondly by an interview during the period February 25 to March 16 and finally a mail survey were sent to the respondent after the referendum. The main part of the questions were about nuclear power and other types of supply of energy, but there are also a number of questions similar to those held in an ordinary election study.

Study number:

Principal investigator(s):

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Principal organisation:

Alternative title:

FU80

Purpose:

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.

Abstract:

In March 1980 a referendum on nuclear power took place. People entitled to vote in local elections were also entitled to vote in the referendum. The respondents were questioned three times; firstly by a telephone interview during the period January 21-February 10, secondly by an interview during the period February 25 to March 16 and finally a mail survey were sent to the respondent after the referendum. The main part of the questions were about nuclear power and other types of supply of energy, but there are also a number of questions similar to those held in an ordinary election study.

Time period(s) investigated:

1980-01-21

Collection events:

1980-01-21 (Face-to-face interview)

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Geographic location:

Lowest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

Unit of analysis:

Universe/Population:

Individuals aged 18-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the referendum 1980

Kind of data format:

Numeric

Time Method/Study design:

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Funding Agency:

The parliament

Publications

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Holmberg, S., & Asp, K. (1984) Kampen om kärnkraften : en bok om väljare, massmedier och folkomröstningen 1980. Stockholm: Liber. ISBN: 91-38-90483-7.
Libris Google Books

Holmberg, S., & Asp, K. (1984) Kampen om kärnkraften : några resultat från väljar- och mediestudier i samband med 1980 års folkomröstning. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.
Google Books

Holmberg, S., Nordlöf, H., & Gilljam, M. (1985) Folkomröstningsundersökningen 1980 : teknisk rapport. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. ISSN 0347-9366 ; 7.

Oscarsson, H. (1998) Den svenska partirymden : Väljarnas uppfattningar av konfliktstrukturen i partisystemet 1956-1996. Göteborg : Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-628-3000-7.
Libris

Holmberg, Sören & Asp, Kent (1984) Kampen om kärnkraften : några resultat från väljar- och mediestudier i samband med 1980 års folkomröstning. Göteborg: Dept. of Political Science

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Version 1.0:

1987-11-04 doi:10.5878/000912

Referendum study 1980

Citation:

Sören Holmberg, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1987). Referendum study 1980. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/000912

Kind of data:

Collection events:

1980-01-21 (Face-to-face interview)

Variables:

357

Number of individuals/objects:

1971

Languages:

Data: Swedish
Questionnaire: Swedish
Codebook: Swedish