Swedish taxes 1981

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Axel Hadenius - Uppsala University, Department of Government

Description:

The aim of this survey was to shed light on the Swedish people´s attitudes towards their taxes. To be able to make a special study of self-employed, particularly in questions concerning tax evasion, this group was over-represented in the sample. The study was carried out as a face to face interview where the interviewer, after concluding the interview, left a supplementary questionnaire to be filled in and returned by the respondent.

The interview contained questions on attitude toward the annual obligation to file a tax return, interest in taxation matters, discussions concerning tax regulations, opinion of the general level of taxes, and the use of tax money. The respondent had to state for what purpose the amount of tax money should be increased, kept unchanged, and reduced respectively. For a number of opinions on Swedish taxation policy the respondents had to state if they agreed or not. The respondents also had to state the kind of tax system preferred; taxes to decrease and increase respectively; attitudes toward campaigns for lowering the taxes; and if there ought to be a referendum o

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Subject area:

economic policy, public expenditure and revenue, crime and law enforcement, social welfare systems/structures, social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit:

Uppsala University, Department of Government

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Axel Hadenius - Uppsala University, Department of Government

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0491

Description:

The aim of this survey was to shed light on the Swedish people´s attitudes towards their taxes. To be able to make a special study of self-employed, particularly in questions concerning tax evasion, this group was over-represented in the sample. The study was carried out as a face to face interview where the interviewer, after concluding the interview, left a supplementary questionnaire to be filled in and returned by the respondent.

The interview contained questions on attitude toward the annual obligation to file a tax return, interest in taxation matters, discussions concerning tax regulations, opinion of the general level of taxes, and the use of tax money. The respondent had to state for what purpose the amount of tax money should be increased, kept unchanged, and reduced respectively. For a number of opinions on Swedish taxation policy the respondents had to state if they agreed or not. The respondents also had to state the kind of tax system preferred; taxes to decrease and increase respectively; attitudes toward campaigns for lowering the taxes; and if there ought to be a referendum o

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1981-11-01 — 1982-03-01

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 17-75 years

Time Method:

Subject area:

economic policy, public expenditure and revenue, crime and law enforcement, social welfare systems/structures, social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Hadenius, A. (1986) A crisis of the welfare state? : opinions about taxes and public expenditure in Sweden. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International.
ISBN: 9122008217

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1995-11-08 doi:10.5878/002437

Swedish taxes 1981

Suggested citation:

Axel Hadenius. Uppsala University, Department of Government (1995). Swedish taxes 1981. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002437

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Axel Hadenius - Uppsala University, Department of Government

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Time period(s) for data collection: 1981-11-01 — 1982-03-01

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

295

Number of individuals/objects:

964

Published: 1995-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06