Swedish election study 1964

SND-ID: SND 0007

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

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

VU64

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

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.

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 wit

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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 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.

Time period(s) investigated

1964-08-31–1964-10-12

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Publications

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Särlvik, B. (1965) 'Intervjuundersökningen'. In Riksdagsmannavalen 1961-1964. Del 2 (SOS). 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.
ISSN: 0283-7668
ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0

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.

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

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

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

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Dataset
Swedish election study 1964

Version 1.0

Citation

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

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1964-08-31–1964-09-20
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: Semi-structured 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: 1964-09-22–1964-10-22
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: Semi-structured 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: 1964-09-22–1964-10-12
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire
  • 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

Published: 1982-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-05