European Parliament election study 1995

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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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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 0599

Alternative title:

EuP95

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:

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

Time period(s) investigated:

1995

Instrument:

EuP1995 questionnaire (Questionnaire)

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit:

Country

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

Publications

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Gilljam, M., & Holmberg, S. (1998) Sveriges första Europaparlamentsval. Stockholm: Norstedts juridik. ISBN: 91-39-20116-3.
Libris

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

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European Parliament election study 1995

Citation:

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1995-09-18 — 1995-11

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Sample size: 2676

Number of responses: 2237

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

Variables:

285

Number of individuals/objects:

2676