Swedish election study 1976

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

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.

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Olof Petersson - Uppsala University, Department of Government

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0008

Alternative title:

VU76

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:

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.

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

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

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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

Available documentation:

Swedish election study 1976

Citation:

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

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%