Swedish election study 1968

SND-ID: SND 0039

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

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

VU68

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

Description

The 1968 election study is almost twice as big as the earlier election studies, largely because of the goal of the survey, which was to cover the system of representation. A separate study, addressed to the Members of Parliament, included similar questions put in this study of the electorate. In this way a comparison of the opinions of the electorate and the opinions of the MP´s is possible. Except the questions repeated in all election studies, this study includes questions on employment, public representation on bank boards, agricultural policy, income tax, privately-owned TV-companies, religion, aid to developing countries, defence expenditures, and the Common Market. There are also a number of questions about how different groups are treated by the authorities. It also includes questions about the respondent´s sympathies for different groups in society. This study also introduces the left-right scale, a ten degree scale on which the respondent positions the political parties according to the respondent´s opinion of the party as a left-wing, centre or right-wing party. The 1968 study is the

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Language

English

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals born 1884-1947, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election 1968

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

1968-08-01–1968-10-31

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Highest geographic unit

Country

Topic and keywords

Research area

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

Publications

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

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

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

Petersson, O. (1975) Change in Swedish political behavior. Göteborg studies in politics, 5. Göteborg: Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-40-04067-4.
Google Books Libris
ISBN: 9789140040671

Särlvik, B. (1970) Intervjuundersökning rörande valet till andra kammaren 1968. In Riksdagsmannavalen 1965-1968. 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.
ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0
ISSN: 0283-7668

Särlvik, B. (1970) Electoral Behavior in the Swedish Multiparty System, Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
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Dataset
Swedish election study 1968

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Citation

Bo Särlvik, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1986). <em>Swedish election study 1968</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002502">https://doi.org/10.5878/002502</a>

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1968-08-01–1968-10-31
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Voting results, Population group

Variables

532

Number of individuals/objects

3356

Published: 1982-01-01
Last updated: 2021-03-16