Referendum study 1994

This study is part of the collection Swedish Election Studies - Referendums

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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

In conjunction with the referendum on Swedish membership of the European Union (EU) an election study was carried out in collaboration between Statistics Sweden and the Department of Political Science at Göteborg University. All interviews were carried out before the day of the referendum, November 13 1994.

The interview included questions on how much the respondent had been taking part of EU-issues in daily papers; political interest in general and interest in the EU-issue in particular; opinion on the EU, and if there had been some changes in the opinion during the last year. For all political parties the respondent had to state if the party supported ´yes´ or ´no´ in the referendum, and furthermore the respondent had to place the parties on a scale ranging from ´very negative´ to ´very positive´ towards a Swedish membership of the European Union. Other questions dealt with how a Swedish membership of the EU should affect a number of fields; opinion on a European federal state; and opinion on referenda in general. A number of questions dealt with the respondent´s knowledge of EU; probable o

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Subject area

Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations, International politics 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 0496

Alternative title

FU94

Description

In conjunction with the referendum on Swedish membership of the European Union (EU) an election study was carried out in collaboration between Statistics Sweden and the Department of Political Science at Göteborg University. All interviews were carried out before the day of the referendum, November 13 1994.

The interview included questions on how much the respondent had been taking part of EU-issues in daily papers; political interest in general and interest in the EU-issue in particular; opinion on the EU, and if there had been some changes in the opinion during the last year. For all political parties the respondent had to state if the party supported ´yes´ or ´no´ in the referendum, and furthermore the respondent had to place the parties on a scale ranging from ´very negative´ to ´very positive´ towards a Swedish membership of the European Union. Other questions dealt with how a Swedish membership of the EU should affect a number of fields; opinion on a European federal state; and opinion on referenda in general. A number of questions dealt with the respondent´s knowledge of EU; probable o

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Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1994-10-03 — 1994-11-12

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis

Population

Swedish citizens entitled to vote, resident in Sweden and aged 18-80 years.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Data contains personal data

No

Subject area

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

Publications

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Gilljam, M., & Holmberg, S. (1996) Väljarna folkomröstade. Folkomröstningen om medlemskap i EU (SOS). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.

Folkomröstningen om medlemskap i EU (Referendum on EU membership). Örebro ; Stockholm : Statistiska centralbyrån (SCB). ISBN: 91-618-0842-3.
ISBN: 91-618-0842-3

Gilljam, M., & Holmberg, S. (1996) Ett knappt ja till EU : väljarna och folkomröstningen 1994. Stockholm: Norstedts juridik. ISBN: 91-39-00020-6.
ISSN: 0347-9366
ISBN: 91-39-00020-6

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Referendum study 1994

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Sören Holmberg, Mikael Gilljam, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1997). <em>Referendum study 1994</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002912">https://doi.org/10.5878/002912</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: 1994-10-03 — 1994-11-12

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Variables

259

Number of individuals/objects

2700

Published: 1997-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06