Swedish election study 1988

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:

This study is part of the collection of Swedish election studies fielded continuously since 1956. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in previous election studies, but there is also a number of questions not asked in previous surveys. In this study the respondent had to look 10-15 years ahead and to give predictions for the environmental situation, living standard, equality and freedom in Sweden. The respondents were asked how they voted and to give the most important reasons to why they voted on that particular party. They also had to answer how important the following things were for their choice of party: the party´s line of action is good for the respondent´s occupational group; the party has a good party leader; the respondent feels like an adherent of the party; the party´s policy in questions discussed lately is good; the party people are competent and can lead the country; the party´s ideology is good; the respondent always votes with that party. The respondent were asked how they voted at the last two general elections. Respondents who were not voting at the same

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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 0227

Alternative title:

VU88

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:

This study is part of the collection of Swedish election studies fielded continuously since 1956. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in previous election studies, but there is also a number of questions not asked in previous surveys. In this study the respondent had to look 10-15 years ahead and to give predictions for the environmental situation, living standard, equality and freedom in Sweden. The respondents were asked how they voted and to give the most important reasons to why they voted on that particular party. They also had to answer how important the following things were for their choice of party: the party´s line of action is good for the respondent´s occupational group; the party has a good party leader; the respondent feels like an adherent of the party; the party´s policy in questions discussed lately is good; the party people are competent and can lead the country; the party´s ideology is good; the respondent always votes with that party. The respondent were asked how they voted at the last two general elections. Respondents who were not voting at the same

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Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1988-08-22

Instrument:

Questionnaire stage A (Structured questionnaire)

Questionnaire stage B (Structured questionnaire)

Mail questionnaire (Structured questionnaire)

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 18-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election 1988

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Publications

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Gilljam, M., & Holmberg, S. (1990) Rött blått grönt : en bok om 1988 års riksdagsval. Stockholm: Bonnier. ISBN: 91-34-51124-5.
Libris

Gilljam, M., & Holmberg, S. (1990) Rött, blått, grönt : en sammanfattning av några resultat från 1988 års valundersökning. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.
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Gilljam, M., Holmberg, S., & Bennulf, M. (1991) Valundersökning 1988 : teknisk rapport (Technical Report of an Interview Survey regarding the Riksdag (Parliament) Election in Sweden), 1988. Stockholm ; Göteborg : Statistiska centralbyrån : Statsvetenskapliga inst., Univ.. ISBN: 91-618-0279-4.
Libris

Holmberg, S., & Gilljam, M. (1990) Miljövalet 1988. In Allmänna valen 1988. Del 3 (SOS). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.

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.
Libris

Arndt, C. (2013). The Electoral Consequences of Third Way Welfare State Reforms: Social Democracy's Transformation and its Political Costs. Amsterdam University Press.
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Version 1.0:

1991-12-01 doi:10.5878/002512

Available documentation:

Swedish election study 1988

Citation:

Sören Holmberg, Mikael Gilljam, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1991). Swedish election study 1988. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002512

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1988-08-22 — 1988-09-17

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: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1988-09-18 — 1988-12-07

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: 1988-09-19 — 1988-12-07

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Variables:

390

Number of individuals/objects:

3926

Response rate/participation rate:

75.2%