Swedish election study 1960

SND-ID: SND 0001

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

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

VU60

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.

Language

English

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Funding

  • Funding agency: The parliament
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

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.

Time period(s) investigated

1960-08-29–1960-10

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

Constituency

Highest geographic unit

Country

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
Libris

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

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Swedish election study 1960

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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>

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1960-08-29–1960-09-17
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: Mail questionnaire (Questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Questionnaire Stage A (Questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Questionnaire Stage B (Questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Voting results, Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1960-09-20–1960-10-15
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: Mail questionnaire (Questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Questionnaire Stage B (Questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Voting results, Population group

Data collection 3

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1960-09-20–1960-10-15
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: Questionnaire Stage B (Questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Mail questionnaire (Questionnaire)
  • 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