Swedish election study 1988

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

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Statistics Sweden

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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Subject area

Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Statistics Sweden

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

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

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

Data contains personal data

No

Subject area

Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Gilljam, M., & Holmberg, S. (1990) Rött, blått, grönt : en sammanfattning av några resultat från 1988 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.
ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0
ISSN: 0283-7668

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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ISSN: 0346-5942
ISBN: 91-628-3000-7

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

Gilljam, M., & Holmberg, S. (1990) Rött blått grönt : en bok om 1988 års riksdagsval. Stockholm: Bonnier. ISBN: 91-34-51124-5.
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ISSN: 0347-9366
ISBN: 91-34-51124-5

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.
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ISBN: 91-618-0279-4
ISSN: 0347-9366

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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ISBN: 978-90-8964-450-3

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

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Swedish election study 1988

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Statistics Sweden

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Mikael Gilljam - 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: 1988-08-22 — 1988-09-17

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Instrument: Questionnaire stage A (Structured questionnaire)

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

Instrument: Mail questionnaire (Structured questionnaire)

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

Instrument: Questionnaire stage B (Structured questionnaire)

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

Published: 1991-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-20