Swedish election study 1991

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

Since 1956 an election study has been carried out in connection with a Swedish general election. This study is accordingly number twelve of the collection. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several of the previous surveys, but there are also a number of questions not asked before. In this survey the respondents had to give their opinion on the major tax reform completed in this year. They also had to indicate what they considered most important to fight against, unemployment or inflation, and their opinion on the preferences of the political parties. In view of the deteriorating economy the respondents had to give their opinion on the cause of the economic problems in Sweden, and how the situation would have been if there had been a bourgeois government. The respondents also had to indicate if they had been affected by the tightening labour market. A number of questions dealt with the European Community and a possible Swedish membership.

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 0391

Alternative title:

VU91

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:

Since 1956 an election study has been carried out in connection with a Swedish general election. This study is accordingly number twelve of the collection. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several of the previous surveys, but there are also a number of questions not asked before. In this survey the respondents had to give their opinion on the major tax reform completed in this year. They also had to indicate what they considered most important to fight against, unemployment or inflation, and their opinion on the preferences of the political parties. In view of the deteriorating economy the respondents had to give their opinion on the cause of the economic problems in Sweden, and how the situation would have been if there had been a bourgeois government. The respondents also had to indicate if they had been affected by the tightening labour market. A number of questions dealt with the European Community and a possible Swedish membership.

Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1991-08-03

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 1991

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Publications

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Gilljam, M., & Holmberg, S. (1993) Bångstyriga väljare. In Allmänna valen 1991. Del 3 (SOS). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.

Gilljam, M., & Holmberg, S. (1993) Väljarna inför 90-talet : en sammanfattning av några resultat från 1991 års valundersökning. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.

Gilljam, M., & Holmberg, S. (1993) Väljarna inför 90-talet. Stockholm : Norstedts juridik : Fritze. ISBN: 91-38-50189-9.

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:

1995-02-01 doi:10.5878/002513

Available documentation:

Swedish election study 1991

Citation:

Sören Holmberg, Mikael Gilljam, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1995). Swedish election study 1991. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002513

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991-08-20 — 1991-09-14

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Mode of collection: Interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991-09-16 — 1991-11-15

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: 1991-09-16 — 1991-11-15

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Variables:

481

Number of individuals/objects:

3700