Swedish election study 1973

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Olof Petersson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

This study is number six in the collection of Swedish election studies carried out in connection with a general election. In 1973 a new kind of panel was introduced. This was a two-run panel, in which half of the 1973 sample was reinterviewed in 1976. The new respondents in 1976 were reinterviewed in 1979, and so on. In this way, all respondents will be interviewed twice. In addition to the usual content, this study includes a large number of questions on international politics and events; interest in international politics, opinions on alarming international events, the superpowers, the Common Market, the Middle East conflict, and the war in Vietnam. There are also questions on what the respondent wants the parties to accomplish on national and local level, and about the respondent´s knowledge of the candidates to the parliamentary and local election. Unlike most of the election studies, this study does not include questions on mass media.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Olof Petersson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0040

Alternative title:

VU73

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 number six in the collection of Swedish election studies carried out in connection with a general election. In 1973 a new kind of panel was introduced. This was a two-run panel, in which half of the 1973 sample was reinterviewed in 1976. The new respondents in 1976 were reinterviewed in 1979, and so on. In this way, all respondents will be interviewed twice. In addition to the usual content, this study includes a large number of questions on international politics and events; interest in international politics, opinions on alarming international events, the superpowers, the Common Market, the Middle East conflict, and the war in Vietnam. There are also questions on what the respondent wants the parties to accomplish on national and local level, and about the respondent´s knowledge of the candidates to the parliamentary and local election. Unlike most of the election studies, this study does not include questions on mass media.

Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1973-08-16 — 1973-12-11

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals born 1893-1953, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election 1973

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random
I 1973 års undersökning tillämpades en annan metod för urvalsdragning än vid de tidigare undersökningarna. Den tidigare användningen av SCB:s sk basurval ersattes med en urvalsdragning i ett steg, direkt från SCB:s register över totalbefolkningen (RTB), med hjälp av SCB:s standardprogram för slumpmässiga urval. Vid urvalsdragningen bortsorterades personer som på grund av rösträttshinder ej ingick i målpopulationen. I målpopulationen ingår även röstberättigade utlandssvenskar. Dessa ingår emellertid ej i urvalsramen.

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., & Petersson, O. (1975) Rikspolitik och lokalpolitik i valet 1973. Stockholm: LiberFörlag/Allmänna förl. ISBN: 91-38-03278-3.
Libris

Särlvik, B., & Petersson, O. (1975) Valet 1973. In Allmänna valen 1973 (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:

1984-12-01 doi:10.5878/002503

Available documentation:

Swedish election study 1973

Citation:

Olof Petersson, Bo Särlvik, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1984). Swedish election study 1973. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002503

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Time period(s) for data collection: 1973-08-16 — 1973-12-11

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

Variables:

239

Number of individuals/objects:

2596