Referendum study 1980

This study is part of the collection Swedish Election Studies - Referendums

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Statistics Sweden

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description

In March 1980 a referendum on nuclear power took place. People entitled to vote in local elections were also entitled to vote in the referendum. The respondents were questioned three times; firstly by a telephone interview during the period January 21-February 10, secondly by an interview during the period February 25 to March 16 and finally a mail survey were sent to the respondent after the referendum. The main part of the questions were about nuclear power and other types of supply of energy, but there are also a number of questions similar to those held in an ordinary election study.

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.

Subject area

Environment and conservation, Energy and natural resources, Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Statistics Sweden

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Contributor(s)

Kent Asp - University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

Hans Nordlöf - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0203

Alternative title

FU80

Description

In March 1980 a referendum on nuclear power took place. People entitled to vote in local elections were also entitled to vote in the referendum. The respondents were questioned three times; firstly by a telephone interview during the period January 21-February 10, secondly by an interview during the period February 25 to March 16 and finally a mail survey were sent to the respondent after the referendum. The main part of the questions were about nuclear power and other types of supply of energy, but there are also a number of questions similar to those held in an ordinary election study.

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.

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1980-01-21

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 18-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the referendum 1980

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Funding

The parliament

Subject area

Environment and conservation, Energy and natural resources, Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Holmberg, Sören & Asp, Kent (1984) Kampen om kärnkraften : några resultat från väljar- och mediestudier i samband med 1980 års folkomröstning. Göteborg: Dept. of Political Science

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

Holmberg, S., & Asp, K. (1984) Kampen om kärnkraften : några resultat från väljar- och mediestudier i samband med 1980 års folkomröstning. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.
Google Books

Holmberg, S., & Asp, K. (1984) Kampen om kärnkraften : en bok om väljare, massmedier och folkomröstningen 1980. Stockholm: Liber. ISBN: 91-38-90483-7.
Libris Google Books
ISBN: 91-38-90483-7
ISSN: 0347-9366

Holmberg, S., Nordlöf, H., & Gilljam, M. (1985) Folkomröstningsundersökningen 1980 : teknisk rapport. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. ISSN 0347-9366 ; 7.
ISSN: 0347-9366

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Referendum study 1980

Suggested citation

Sören Holmberg, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1987). <em>Referendum study 1980</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/000912">https://doi.org/10.5878/000912</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Statistics Sweden

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-01-21

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Variables

357

Number of individuals/objects

1971

Published: 1986-01-01
Last updated: 2019-09-11