European Parliament election study 1995

SND-ID: SND 0599

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

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

EuP95

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

Description

Sweden joined the European Union on the 1st of January 1995, and the first election to the EU-parliament was held on the 17th of September 1995. As in connection with all general elections and referenda held in Sweden since 1956, an election study was carried out. The main subject of the survey was the European Union and the respondent's attitudes toward the Swedish EU membership, but the survey also includes a number of questions asked in one or several of the Swedish election studies.

General questions about politics included exposure to news in different media; interest in politics; opinion on political parties and their party leaders; trust in Swedish politicians; opinion on the social democratic government; party preferences; placement of respondent and the political parties on a political left-right scale. Furthermore the respondents had to state their opinion on a number of currently debated issues. The respondents had to give their opinion on a number of EU-related issues such as a united Europe; the future Swedish relation to EU; confidence in decisions made within EU; and a developm

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Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 18-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the EU-parliament election 1995

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

1995

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit

Country

Topic and keywords

Research 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. (1998) Sveriges första Europaparlamentsval. Stockholm: Norstedts juridik. ISBN: 91-39-20116-3.
Libris
ISBN: 91-39-20116-3

Oscarsson, H., & Holmberg, S. (2006) Europaval. Göteborg : Department of Political Science, Univ. ISBN: 91-89246-27-6.
ISBN: 91-89246-27-6
ISSN: 0347-9366

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Dataset
European Parliament election study 1995

Associated documentation

Version 2.0

Citation

Sören Holmberg, Mikael Gilljam, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (2014). <em>European Parliament election study 1995</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002083">https://doi.org/10.5878/002083</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1995-09-18–1995-11
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: EuP1995 questionnaire (Questionnaire)
  • Sample size: 2676
  • Number of responses: 2237
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group

Variables

285

Number of individuals/objects

2676

Published: 1998-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-05