Swedish election study 1979

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

The Swedish election study 1979 was carried out in connection with the general election in September. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in previous election studies. In this study the respondents specifies for each political party what they appreciates and what they dislikes with the party´s policy. There is also an evaluation of party politics in different political issues, such as employment, education, child care and private enterprises. This is the first of the election studies to include a feeling thermometer, where the respondent has to position each of the political parties, as well as the party leaders, on a scale from -5 (dislikes very much) to +5 (likes very much). Since this study is the first that took place after a period of non-Social Democratic government, the respondent has to give a judgement over the two formations of Government (the three-party government 1976-1978 and the liberal government 1978-1979) which took place during this period, as well as an individual judgement of each of the parties in power and of the Social Democratic party as a opposit

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0089

Alternative title:

VU79

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 Swedish election study 1979 was carried out in connection with the general election in September. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in previous election studies. In this study the respondents specifies for each political party what they appreciates and what they dislikes with the party´s policy. There is also an evaluation of party politics in different political issues, such as employment, education, child care and private enterprises. This is the first of the election studies to include a feeling thermometer, where the respondent has to position each of the political parties, as well as the party leaders, on a scale from -5 (dislikes very much) to +5 (likes very much). Since this study is the first that took place after a period of non-Social Democratic government, the respondent has to give a judgement over the two formations of Government (the three-party government 1976-1978 and the liberal government 1978-1979) which took place during this period, as well as an individual judgement of each of the parties in power and of the Social Democratic party as a opposit

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Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1979-08-15

Instrument:

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

Constituency

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 18-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election 1979

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Funding:

The parliament

Publications

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Holmberg, Sören (1981) Svenska väljare. Stockholm: LiberFörlag. ISBN: 91-38-90027-0.
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Holmberg, S. (1981) Valet 1979. In Allmänna valen 1979. Del 3. Specialundersökningar (SOS). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. (With a summary in English). ISBN: 91-38-06591-6.

Holmberg, S. (1982) Svenska väljare : några resultat från 1979 års valundersökning : en sammanfattning från boken Svenska väljare. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.
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Holmberg, Sören & Nordlöf, Hans (1981) Valundersökning 1979 : teknisk rapport. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. ISSN 0347-9366 ; 5.

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:

1986-12-01 doi:10.5878/002509

Available documentation:

Swedish election study 1979

Citation:

Sören Holmberg, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1986). Swedish election study 1979. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002509

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

303

Number of individuals/objects:

3758

Response rate/participation rate:

80,5%