Swedish election study 1964

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:

The 1964 election study was the start of a three-stage panel in which the same respondents were interviewed at the elections of 1964, 1968 and 1970. Questions were asked about newspaper reading, attention to election programs in television and other features of the election campaign, such as election meetings and election pamphlets, and the consequences of a change in government. The respondents had to point out issues they wanted their party to work for in the immediate future, and also the most important things the party had accomplished earlier. Respondents were also asked to give their opinion on the governments handling of the Wennerström spy-affair, and to give a judgement of the possibilities for young people to get education, the hospitals and medical care, housing conditions, social care for the aged, and unemployment benefits. There were also a number of questions about the general supplementary pension scheme.

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0007

Alternative title:

VU64

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:

The 1964 election study was the start of a three-stage panel in which the same respondents were interviewed at the elections of 1964, 1968 and 1970. Questions were asked about newspaper reading, attention to election programs in television and other features of the election campaign, such as election meetings and election pamphlets, and the consequences of a change in government. The respondents had to point out issues they wanted their party to work for in the immediate future, and also the most important things the party had accomplished earlier. Respondents were also asked to give their opinion on the governments handling of the Wennerström spy-affair, and to give a judgement of the possibilities for young people to get education, the hospitals and medical care, housing conditions, social care for the aged, and unemployment benefits. There were also a number of questions about the general supplementary pension scheme.

Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1964-08-31 — 1964-10-12

Instrument:

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 21-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election 1964

Sampling procedure:

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.

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. (1965) 'Intervjuundersökningen'. In Riksdagsmannavalen 1961-1964. Del 2 (SOS). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.

Särlvik, B. (1970) Electoral Behavior in the Swedish Multiparty System, Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
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Elinder, M. (2008) Essays on Economic Voting, Cognitive Dissonance and Trust. Uppsala : Department of Economics, Univ. ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0.

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

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

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:10.5878/002504

Available documentation:

Swedish election study 1964

Citation:

Bo Särlvik, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1984). Swedish election study 1964. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002504

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1964-08-31 — 1964-09-20

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: 1964-09-22 — 1964-10-12

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: 1964-09-22 — 1964-10-22

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Variables:

219

Number of individuals/objects:

3109

Response rate/participation rate:

92%