Swedish election study 1994

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

This is the thirteenth election study carried out in Sweden in connection with a Swedish general election. 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. The interview included questions on how much the respondent takes part of political matters in mass media; political interest in general and political discussions among family and friends; important issues when deciding how to vote; opinion on which of the smaller parties will receive at least 4% of the votes; and preferred formation of the government after the election. There were also a number of questions on the opinions of the political parties regarding: employment, environment, taxes, the Swedish economy, energy and nuclear power, foreign affairs and security policy, social safety, child care, EU, refugees, law and order, equality between men and women, and education. Political parties, party leaders and other key politicians, and different groups and organizations were to be placed on a scale ranging from strongly dislike to

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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 0570

Alternative title:

VU94

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:

This is the thirteenth election study carried out in Sweden in connection with a Swedish general election. 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. The interview included questions on how much the respondent takes part of political matters in mass media; political interest in general and political discussions among family and friends; important issues when deciding how to vote; opinion on which of the smaller parties will receive at least 4% of the votes; and preferred formation of the government after the election. There were also a number of questions on the opinions of the political parties regarding: employment, environment, taxes, the Swedish economy, energy and nuclear power, foreign affairs and security policy, social safety, child care, EU, refugees, law and order, equality between men and women, and education. Political parties, party leaders and other key politicians, and different groups and organizations were to be placed on a scale ranging from strongly dislike to

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Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1994-08 — 1994-11

Instrument:

Questionnaire stage A (Structured questionnaire)

Questionnaire stage B (Structured questionnaire)

Mail questionnaire (Structured questionnaire)

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

Constituency

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 18-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election 1994

Publications

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Gilljam, M., & Holmberg, S. (1995) Så röstade väljarna. In Allmänna valen 1994. Del 3 (SOS). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.

Gilljam, M., & Holmberg, S. (1995) Väljarnas val. Stockholm : Fritze. ISBN: 91-38-50504-5.
Libris

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:

1997-11-28 doi:10.5878/002514

Available documentation:

Swedish election study 1994

Citation:

Sören Holmberg, Mikael Gilljam, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1997). Swedish election study 1994. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002514

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1994-08-22 — 1994-09-17

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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: 1994-09-19 — 1994-11-20

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: e-mail

Time period(s) for data collection: 1994-09-19 — 1994-11-20

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

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

Variables:

548

Number of individuals/objects:

3341