Referendum study 1980

SND-ID: SND 0203

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

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

FU80

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

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

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Contributor(s)

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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

Hans Nordlöf - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Funding

  • Funding agency: The parliament
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

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

Time period(s) investigated

1980-01-21

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Topic and keywords

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.
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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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Dataset
Referendum study 1980

Associated documentation

Version 1.0

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>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

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