Swedish election study 1968

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0039

Alternative title:

VU68

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:

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

Time period(s) investigated:

1968-08-01 — 1968-10-31

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Highest geographic unit:

Country

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.

Publications

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Petersson, O. (1975) Change in Swedish political behavior. Göteborg studies in politics, 5. Göteborg: Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-40-04067-4.
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Petersson, O. (1975) Social class and electorial change : Sweden 1956-1973. Uppsala: Department of Political Science.

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

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:

1986-10-01 doi:10.5878/002502

Available documentation:

Swedish election study 1968

Citation:

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

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