Swedish election study 1998

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

Description:

This is the fourteenth 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; and preferred formation of the government after the election as well as person preferred as prime minister. 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, old-age care, the European Union, refugees, law and order, equality between men and women, education and child care. Political parties and party leaders were to be placed on a scale ranging from strongly dislike to strongly like. Respondents also had to give their opinion on the S

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0750

Alternative title:

VU98

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 fourteenth 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; and preferred formation of the government after the election as well as person preferred as prime minister. 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, old-age care, the European Union, refugees, law and order, equality between men and women, education and child care. Political parties and party leaders were to be placed on a scale ranging from strongly dislike to strongly like. Respondents also had to give their opinion on the S

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Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1998-08-17

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 18-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election 1998.

Funding:

The parliament

Publications

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Holmberg, S. (2000) Partiröstning och personröstning 1998. In Allmänna valen 1998. Del 4. Specialundersökningar (SOS). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. (With a summary in English).

Holmberg, Sören (2000) Välja parti. Stockholm: Norstedts juridik.
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.

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:

2002-09-30 doi:10.5878/002515

Dataset SND 0750-001

Swedish election study 1998

Citation:

Sören Holmberg, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (2002). Swedish election study 1998. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002515

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

524

Number of individuals/objects:

2901

Dataset SND 0750-002

Swedish election survey panel 1998-2002

Citation:

Sören Holmberg, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (2014). Swedish election survey panel 1998-2002. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002208

Description:

The respondents of the panel in the data set are identical to those who participated in the Swedish national election study of 1998 and 2002

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

1998 — 2002

Variables:

1144

Number of individuals/objects:

1437