Referendum study 1994

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

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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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 0496

Alternative title:

FU94

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:

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

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Publications

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

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.

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Version 1.0:

1997-05-15 doi:10.5878/002912

Available documentation:

Referendum study 1994

Citation:

Sören Holmberg, Mikael Gilljam, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1997). Referendum study 1994. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002912

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