Swedish election study 1960

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

This is the second election study carried out in Sweden in connection with a Swedish general election. One of the areas covered in this election study was newspaper reading habits, including questions on type of paper, which party the paper favors, and if the respondent subscribes or buys single copies of the paper. Questions were asked as to which topics were most interesting: crime, political news, international news, sports, editorials, and economics. Other questions dealt with exposure to election pamphlets and election programs in radio and television. There are also a number of questions concerning the respondent´s opinion in various political issues, such as state control over private enterprises, aid to developing-countries and social reforms.

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.

Subject area:

media, political behaviour and attitudes, elections, government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0001

Alternative title:

VU60

Description:

This is the second election study carried out in Sweden in connection with a Swedish general election. One of the areas covered in this election study was newspaper reading habits, including questions on type of paper, which party the paper favors, and if the respondent subscribes or buys single copies of the paper. Questions were asked as to which topics were most interesting: crime, political news, international news, sports, editorials, and economics. Other questions dealt with exposure to election pamphlets and election programs in radio and television. There are also a number of questions concerning the respondent´s opinion in various political issues, such as state control over private enterprises, aid to developing-countries and social reforms.

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.

Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1960-08-29 — 1960-10

Instrument:

Questionnaire Stage A (Questionnaire)

Questionnaire Stage B (Questionnaire)

Mail questionnaire (Questionnaire)

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

Constituency

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 22-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election 1960

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Multistage

Funding:

The parliament

Subject area:

media, political behaviour and attitudes, elections, government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Holmberg, Sören (2000) Partidemokrati : en sammanfattning av några resultat från valundersökningarna 1956-1998. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.

Petersson, O. (1975) Change in Swedish political behavior. Göteborg studies in politics, 5. Göteborg: Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-40-04067-4.
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ISBN: 9789140040671

Särlvik, B. (1968) Partibyten som mått på avstånd och dimensioner i partisystemet. Särtryck ur Sociologisk Forskning, no. 1, 1968

Särlvik, B. (1970) Electoral Behavior in the Swedish Multiparty System, Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
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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
ISBN: 91-628-3000-7
ISSN: 0346-5942

Elinder, M. (2008) Essays on Economic Voting, Cognitive Dissonance and Trust. Uppsala : Department of Economics, Univ. ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0.
ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0
ISSN: 0283-7668

Särlvik, B. (1964) Politisk rörlighet och stabilitet i valmanskåren. Särtryck ur Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 1964:4
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Petersson, O. (1975) Social class and electorial change : Sweden 1956-1973. Uppsala: Department of Political Science.

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Version 1.0:

1984-10-01 doi:10.5878/001126

Swedish election study 1960

Suggested citation:

Bo Särlvik. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1984). <em>Swedish election study 1960</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001126">https://doi.org/10.5878/001126</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1960-08-29 — 1960-09-17

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Voting results, Population group

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1960-09-20 — 1960-10-15

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Voting results, Population group

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1960-09-20 — 1960-10-15

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Voting results, Population group

Variables:

215

Number of individuals/objects:

1603

Response rate/participation rate:

92%

Published: 1982-01-01
Last updated: 2020-02-13