Swedish election study 1956

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

order data remove data Order collection
order data remove data Order data

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

In the first Swedish election study the respondents were interviewed twice, once before and once after the parliamentary election in September 1956. The pre-election schedule contained questions regarding interest in the election and attention to election programs in radio, and also about the respondent´s newspaper reading habits. The respondent had to point out possible retrenchment sectors and to indicate the sectors in which cuts should not be made in public expenditure, and also point out other areas for political change. Questions about trade union affiliation, union activity and opinion of the union, membership in temperance societies, free churches and church attendance were asked. The respondent had to give a prediction for the election outcome and the respondent´s political knowledge was measured through photography identification. Other questions dealt with direction and strength of party identification and political history of respondent and the respondent´s father, respondent´s interest in politics and especially the interest in the election 1956, opinion on the political parties,

... Show more..

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)

Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0020

Alternative title:

VU56

Description:

In the first Swedish election study the respondents were interviewed twice, once before and once after the parliamentary election in September 1956. The pre-election schedule contained questions regarding interest in the election and attention to election programs in radio, and also about the respondent´s newspaper reading habits. The respondent had to point out possible retrenchment sectors and to indicate the sectors in which cuts should not be made in public expenditure, and also point out other areas for political change. Questions about trade union affiliation, union activity and opinion of the union, membership in temperance societies, free churches and church attendance were asked. The respondent had to give a prediction for the election outcome and the respondent´s political knowledge was measured through photography identification. Other questions dealt with direction and strength of party identification and political history of respondent and the respondent´s father, respondent´s interest in politics and especially the interest in the election 1956, opinion on the political parties,

... Show more..

Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1956-08-28 — 1956-09-30

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 1956

Funding:

Swedish Social Science and Legal Research Council

University of Gothenburg, The foundation för sociological research at University of Gothenburg

Swedish Broadcasting Service

Conservative Party

Liberal Party

Agrarian Party

Social Democratic Party

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)

Publications

Sort by name | Sort by year

Westerståhl, J., & Särlvik, B. (1957) Svensk valrörelse 1956 : arbetsrapport I : intervjuundersökningen. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.

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) Change in Swedish political behavior. Göteborg studies in politics, 5. Göteborg: Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-40-04067-4.
Libris Google Books
ISBN: 9789140040671

Särlvik, B. (1970) Electoral Behavior in the Swedish Multiparty System, Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
Google Books Libris

Särlvik, B. (1964) Politisk rörlighet och stabilitet i valmanskåren. Särtryck ur Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift 1964:4
Libris

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.

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

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

If you have published anything based on these data, please notify us with a reference to your publication(s).


If you are responsible for the catalogue entry, you can update the metadata/data description in DORIS.

Version 2.0:

1984-10-01 doi:10.5878/002507

Version 1.0:

1982-10-01 doi:10.5878/002506

Swedish election study 1956

Suggested citation:

Jörgen Westerståhl, Bo Särlvik. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1984). <em>Swedish election study 1956</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002507">https://doi.org/10.5878/002507</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1956-08-28 — 1956-09-14

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: 1956-09-18 — 1956-09-30

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Variables:

220

Number of individuals/objects:

1131

Response rate/participation rate:

95%

Published: 1982-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-19