Swedish election study 1960

This study is part of the collection Swedish Election Studies - Parliamentary elections

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.

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0001

Alternative title:

VU60

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.

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.

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

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
The sample was drawn from Statistics Sweden Survey Research Centre´s sampling framework. The framework consisted of a nation-wide set of primary sampling units which provide the framework for a ´general purpose´ two-stage population sample. Respondents not included in the target population because of ineligibility to vote are excluded from the sample. The target population even includes Swedes resident abroad, but these are not included in the sample. People above 80 years of age at the time of the study are excluded in order to avoid the difficulties encountered in interviewing very old people. The total sample is split into two subsamples of equal size. One subsample is contacted for personal interviews during the fieldwork stage preceding the election. Respondents in this subsample are contacted again after election day through a short mail questionnaire. The second subsample is contacted for personal interview during the weeks immediately after the election.

Funding:

The parliament

Publications

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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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Petersson, O. (1975) Social class and electorial change : Sweden 1956-1973. Uppsala: Department of Political Science.

Särlvik, B. (1970) Electoral Behavior in the Swedish Multiparty System, Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
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Holmberg, Sören (2000) Partidemokrati : en sammanfattning av några resultat från valundersökningarna 1956-1998. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.

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

Särlvik, B. (1964) Politisk rörlighet och stabilitet i valmanskåren. Särtryck ur Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 1964:4
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Särlvik, B. (1968) Partibyten som mått på avstånd och dimensioner i partisystemet. Särtryck ur Sociologisk Forskning, no. 1, 1968

Oscarsson, H. (1998) Den svenska partirymden : Väljarnas uppfattningar av konfliktstrukturen i partisystemet 1956-1996. Göteborg : Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-628-3000-7.
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Version 1.0:

1984-10-01 doi:10.5878/001126

Available documentation:

Swedish election study 1960

Citation:

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

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%