Swedish election study 1979

SND-ID: SND 0089

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

Alternative title


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden


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

... Show more..




Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science


  • Funding agency: The parliament
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


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

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated


Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit



Sort by name | Sort by year

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

Holmberg, S. (1982) Svenska väljare : några resultat från 1979 års valundersökning : en sammanfattning från boken Svenska väljare. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.
Google Books

Oscarsson, H. (1998) Den svenska partirymden : Väljarnas uppfattningar av konfliktstrukturen i partisystemet 1956-1996. Göteborg : Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-628-3000-7.
ISBN: 91-628-3000-7
ISSN: 0346-5942

Holmberg, Sören & Nordlöf, Hans (1981) Valundersökning 1979 : teknisk rapport. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. ISSN 0347-9366 ; 5.
ISSN: 0347-9366

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.

Elinder, M. (2008) Essays on Economic Voting, Cognitive Dissonance and Trust. Uppsala : Department of Economics, Univ. ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0.
ISSN: 0283-7668
ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0

Holmberg, Sören (1981) Svenska väljare. Stockholm: LiberFörlag. ISBN: 91-38-90027-0.
Libris | Google Books
ISSN: 0347-9366
ISBN: 91-38-90027-0

If you have published anything based on these data, please notify us with a reference to your publication(s). If you are responsible for the catalogue entry, you can update the metadata/data description in DORIS.

Swedish election study 1979

Version 1.0


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

Download citation

Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

Data collection

  • Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire


V5=weight variable.



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Published: 1984-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-05