Socio-political attitudes 1975

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Ekehammar - Stockholm University, Department of Psychology

Description:

The central aim of the study is looking at various aspects of political perception as a function of socio-political ideology. The politically percepted objects consists mainly of political parties, party-leaders and countries. The measurement of political perception is made through multi-dimensional scaling, semantic differential and political differential. Political ideology is operationalized through party affiliation and socio-political attitude (measured with a specially designed scale). From these data some indexes are generated on the individual level for cognitive articulation and cognitive differentiation which then are related to the individual's socio-political ideology. The first part of the study contains questions about attitudes to various phenomena in society, socio-economical questions, party preferences (own, parents), education of relatives, estimation of: left-right, religiosity and extremism. The second part (where the sample is a subgroup of the first part's sample) contains the same questions plus estimations of: some Swedish politicians, countries (Sweden, USA, the Sovie

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Subject area:

political behaviour and attitudes, youth, social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit:

Stockholm University, Department of Psychology

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Ekehammar - Stockholm University, Department of Psychology

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0210

Description:

The central aim of the study is looking at various aspects of political perception as a function of socio-political ideology. The politically percepted objects consists mainly of political parties, party-leaders and countries. The measurement of political perception is made through multi-dimensional scaling, semantic differential and political differential. Political ideology is operationalized through party affiliation and socio-political attitude (measured with a specially designed scale). From these data some indexes are generated on the individual level for cognitive articulation and cognitive differentiation which then are related to the individual's socio-political ideology. The first part of the study contains questions about attitudes to various phenomena in society, socio-economical questions, party preferences (own, parents), education of relatives, estimation of: left-right, religiosity and extremism. The second part (where the sample is a subgroup of the first part's sample) contains the same questions plus estimations of: some Swedish politicians, countries (Sweden, USA, the Sovie

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1975-01-01

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Suburbs of Stockholm.

Unit of analysis:

Funding:

Swedish Council for Research in the Humanitie and Social Sciences — Ref. F 840/79

Subject area:

political behaviour and attitudes, youth, social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Ekehammar, B., Sidanius, J., & Nilsson, I. (1982) Evaluative perceptions of politicians across time. Stockholm: Department of Psychology.
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Ekehammar, B., & Nilsson, I. (1985) The positivity bias: A general effect in social perception? Stockholm: Department of Psychology.
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Ekehammar, B., Sidanius, J., & Nilsson, I. (1981) Politikerförakt? En explorativ studie i politisk perception. Stockholm: Department of Psychology.
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Version 1.0:

2007-10-13 doi:10.5878/002442

Dataset 1

Socio-political attitudes 1975 - Total sample

Suggested citation:

Bo Ekehammar. Stockholm University, Department of Psychology (2007). <em>Socio-political attitudes 1975 - Total sample</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002442">https://doi.org/10.5878/002442</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Ekehammar - Stockholm University, Department of Psychology

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

82

Number of individuals/objects:

532

Version 1.0:

1995-08-16 doi:10.5878/002443

Dataset 2

Socio-political attitudes 1975 - Subsample

Suggested citation:

Bo Ekehammar. Stockholm University, Department of Psychology (1995). <em>Socio-political attitudes 1975 - Subsample</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002443">https://doi.org/10.5878/002443</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Bo Ekehammar - Stockholm University, Department of Psychology

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

314

Number of individuals/objects:

232

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