Swedish election study 1970

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 1970 election study differs from the others because the entire survey was carried out after election day. Different techniques were used: about 1/3 of the sample were interviewed in their homes, an additional 1/3 through telephone interviews, and the remainder received a short mail questionnaire. Information on occupation, education, trade union affiliation and political party membership in this survey (the third stage of the 1964-1968-1970 panel) was extracted from the 1968 survey, for all respondents except those lost from the 1968 sample and those added in the 1970 supplementary sample. For these respondents information from 1970 was used. Questions specific to the 1970 election study are those on public representation on bank boards, Swedish membership in the Common Market, and aid to developing countries. There are also questions about the respondent´s opinion of the Social Democratic government, and on what the respondent wants the parties to accomplish on national and local level. Unlike most of the election studies, the 1970 study does not include questions on mass media.

Principal organisation:

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0047

Alternative title:

VU70

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 1970 election study differs from the others because the entire survey was carried out after election day. Different techniques were used: about 1/3 of the sample were interviewed in their homes, an additional 1/3 through telephone interviews, and the remainder received a short mail questionnaire. Information on occupation, education, trade union affiliation and political party membership in this survey (the third stage of the 1964-1968-1970 panel) was extracted from the 1968 survey, for all respondents except those lost from the 1968 sample and those added in the 1970 supplementary sample. For these respondents information from 1970 was used. Questions specific to the 1970 election study are those on public representation on bank boards, Swedish membership in the Common Market, and aid to developing countries. There are also questions about the respondent´s opinion of the Social Democratic government, and on what the respondent wants the parties to accomplish on national and local level. Unlike most of the election studies, the 1970 study does not include questions on mass media.

Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1970-09-22 — 1970-12-06

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Persons aged 20-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election 1970

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. (1973) Valet 1970. In Allmänna valen 1970. Del 3 (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:

1986-03-01 doi:10.5878/002508

Available documentation:

Swedish election study 1970

Citation:

Bo Särlvik, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1986). Swedish election study 1970. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002508

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1970-09-22 — 1970-12-06

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Sample size: 1602

Number of responses: 1355

Non response size: 247

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: 1970-09-22 — 1970-12-06

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Sample size: 1580

Number of responses: 1407

Non response size: 173

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: 1970-09-22 — 1970-12-06

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Sample size: 1633

Number of responses: 1368

Non response size: 265

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

Variables:

223

Number of individuals/objects:

4815