Swedish election study 1976

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Statistics Sweden

Olof Petersson - Uppsala University, Department of Government

Description:

This study is part of the collection of Swedish election studies fielded continuously since 1956. The 1976 study was the first election study to cover the nuclear power issue, an issue which for many years became one of the central political issues in Sweden. This study also includes a large number of questions on how different groups in society are treated by different political parties, it also includes a number of questions on different groups´ and organizations´ influence in society. This study introduces a number of questions, asked in all or nearly all of the election studies since then, about the respondent´s opinion on different issues such as day-care centers, pornography, socialization, defence expenditures, private enterprise, and taxes.

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.

Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Department of Government

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Statistics Sweden

Olof Petersson - Uppsala University, Department of Government

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0008

Alternative title:

VU76

Description:

This study is part of the collection of Swedish election studies fielded continuously since 1956. The 1976 study was the first election study to cover the nuclear power issue, an issue which for many years became one of the central political issues in Sweden. This study also includes a large number of questions on how different groups in society are treated by different political parties, it also includes a number of questions on different groups´ and organizations´ influence in society. This study introduces a number of questions, asked in all or nearly all of the election studies since then, about the respondent´s opinion on different issues such as day-care centers, pornography, socialization, defence expenditures, private enterprise, and taxes.

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:

1976-08-23 — 1976-11-19

Instrument:

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

Constituency

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals born 1896-1958, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election 1976

Funding:

The parliament

Publications

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Petersson, O. (1977) Väljarna och valet 1976. Stockholm: LiberFörlag/Allmänna förl. ISBN: 91-38-03856-0.
Libris

Petersson, O. (1978) Valet 1976. Allmänna valen 1976. Del 3 (SOS). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.

Petersson, O. (1978) Valundersökning 1976 : teknisk rapport. Stockholm: LiberFörlag/Allmänna förl. ISBN: 91-38-04071-9.
Libris Google Books

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

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:

1984-12-01 doi:10.5878/002505

Swedish election study 1976

Suggested citation:

Olof Petersson, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Government (1984). Swedish election study 1976. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002505

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Statistics Sweden

Olof Petersson - Uppsala University, Department of Government

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1976-08-23 — 1976-09-18

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: 1976-09-20

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: 1976-09-21 — 1976-10-19

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Mode of collection: Telephone interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1976-10-20 — 1976-11-19

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Variables:

290

Number of individuals/objects:

2652

Response rate/participation rate:

74,1%

Published: 1982-01-01