Referendum study 1957

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

Since 1956 a election study have been carried out in conjunction with every parliamentary election in Sweden. Likewise studies have been carried out in conjunction with the two referenda that have taken place since then. In 1957 a referendum on the general supplementary pension scheme (ATP) took place. The respondents were questioned three times, two interviews were held before the day of the referendum and a mail survey were sent to them after the referendum. The study contains questions on the general supplementary pension scheme, national basic pension, opinion of the three proposals, sources of information, and newspaper reading. Apart from the questions concerning the referendum, the study examines Swedish national defence by including questions about the war risk and the atomic bomb.

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:

retirement, political behaviour and attitudes, elections, government, political systems and organisations, social welfare systems/structures (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Jörgen Westerståhl - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0208

Alternative title:

FU57

Description:

Since 1956 a election study have been carried out in conjunction with every parliamentary election in Sweden. Likewise studies have been carried out in conjunction with the two referenda that have taken place since then. In 1957 a referendum on the general supplementary pension scheme (ATP) took place. The respondents were questioned three times, two interviews were held before the day of the referendum and a mail survey were sent to them after the referendum. The study contains questions on the general supplementary pension scheme, national basic pension, opinion of the three proposals, sources of information, and newspaper reading. Apart from the questions concerning the referendum, the study examines Swedish national defence by including questions about the war risk and the atomic bomb.

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:

1957-08-26

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Persons aged 21-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the referendum 1957.

Subject area:

retirement, political behaviour and attitudes, elections, government, political systems and organisations, social welfare systems/structures (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Keywords:

Publications

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Westerståhl, J., Särlvik, B., & Janson, E. (1958) Intervjuundersökning hösten 1957 : frågor rörande civilförsvar och psykologiskt försvar. Göteborg: Department 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

Särlvik, B. (1959) Författningsutredningen : Opinionsbildningen vid folkomröstningen 1957. SOU 1959:10. Stockholm : Statistics Sweden.

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Version 1.0:

1989-06-01 doi:10.5878/002607

Referendum study 1957

Suggested citation:

Bo Särlvik, Jörgen Westerståhl. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1989). Referendum study 1957. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002607

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Särlvik - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Jörgen Westerståhl - 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: 1957-08-26

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Variables:

166

Number of individuals/objects:

1037

Published: 1987-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06