Swedish election study 1976

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

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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.

Subject area

Media, Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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

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

Sampling procedure

The sample is drawn from Statistic Sweden´s register over the total population (RTB), by means of the standard program for random samples. 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. A rolling two-stage panel, in which half of the sample was interviewed in the earlier election study and the other half will be interviewed in the next, makes it possible to study individual changes. A supplementary sample of first-time voters, who have become entitled to vote since the last election, is also drawn. 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.

Data contains personal data

No

Funding

Funding agency: The parliament

Subject area

Media, Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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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.
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ISSN: 0346-5942
ISBN: 91-628-3000-7

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

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

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

Petersson, O. (1977) Väljarna och valet 1976. Stockholm: LiberFörlag/Allmänna förl. ISBN: 91-38-03856-0.
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ISBN: 91-38-03856-0
ISSN: 0347-9366

Petersson, O. (1978) Valundersökning 1976 : teknisk rapport. Stockholm: LiberFörlag/Allmänna förl. ISBN: 91-38-04071-9.
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ISBN: 9789138040713
ISSN: 0347-9366

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Swedish election study 1976

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

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

Instrument: Questionnaire

Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire

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

Instrument: Questionnaire

Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire

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

Instrument: Questionnaire

Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire

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

Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire

Instrument: Questionnaire

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
Last updated: 2019-02-05