Swedish election study 1985

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0217

Alternative title:

VU85

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.

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

Time period(s) investigated:

1985-08-19

Instrument:

Questionnaire stage A (pre-election interview) (Structured questionnaire)

Questionnaire stage B (post-election interview) (Structured questionnaire)

Mail survey stage A (Structured questionnaire)

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

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

Publications

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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.

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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Holmberg, S., & Gilljam, M. (1987) Väljare och val i Sverige. Stockholm: Bonnier. ISBN: 91-34-50901-1.
Libris

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

Elinder, M. (2008) Essays on Economic Voting, Cognitive Dissonance and Trust. Uppsala : Department of Economics, Univ. ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0.

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.
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Version 1.0:

1991-12-01 doi:10.5878/002511

Available documentation:

Swedish election study 1985

Citation:

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1985-08-19 — 1985-09-16

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1985-09-17 — 1985-11-28

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: e-mail

Time period(s) for data collection: 1985-09-17 — 1985-11-28

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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%