Swedish election study 1985

SND-ID: SND 0217

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

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

VU85

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

Description

The Swedish election study 1985 was carried out in connection with the general election on September 17. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in previous election studies. The respondent were asked about newspaper reading habits, i.e. what newspaper the respondent reads, how many days a week, which political party the newspaper supports, and interest in articles about national, local and international politics. There were also questions about the newsprograms in radio and television. The respondent had to name the most important issues in influencing vote and what issues she/he considered as the most important in the nearest future. There were also a number of questions on the opinions of the parties regarding: employment, environment, wage-earners´ investment fund, taxes, the Swedish economy, foreign affairs and security policy, social safety, and child care. Furthermore the respondent was asked to give marks from -5 to +5 to political parties, party leaders, and different formations of government during the last decade. Different issues to give own opinion on and parties

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Language

English

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding
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 parliamentary election 1985

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

1985-08-19

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Publications

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Holmberg, S., Gilljam, M., & Oskarson, M. (1987) Valundersökning 1985 : teknisk rapport. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. ISBN: 91-618-0255-7.
Libris
ISBN: 91-618-0255-7
ISSN: 0347-9366

Holmberg Sören (1987) Väljarna valde. In Allmänna valen 1985. Del 3. Specialundersökningar (SOS). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. (With a summary in English). ISBN: 91-618-0161-5.
ISBN: 91-618-0161-5

Holmberg, S., & Gilljam, M. (1987) Väljare och val i Sverige : en sammanfattning av några resultat från 1985 års valundersökning. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.
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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, S., & Gilljam, M. (1987) Väljare och val i Sverige. Stockholm: Bonnier. ISBN: 91-34-50901-1.
Libris
ISSN: 0347-9366
ISBN: 91-34-50901-1

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

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

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Dataset
Swedish election study 1985

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Citation

Sören Holmberg, Mikael Gilljam, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1991). <em>Swedish election study 1985</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002511">https://doi.org/10.5878/002511</a>

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1985-08-19–1985-09-16
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: Questionnaire stage A (pre-election interview) (Structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Voting results, Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: e-mail
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1985-09-17–1985-11-28
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: Mail survey stage A (Structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Voting results, Population group

Data collection 3

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1985-09-17–1985-11-28
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: Questionnaire stage B (post-election interview) (Structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Voting results, Population group

Variables

484

Number of individuals/objects

3873

Response rate/participation rate

77.8

Published: 1988-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-20