European Parliament election study 1999

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

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden


The second Swedish election to the EU-parliament was held on the 13th of June 1999. As in connection to all general elections and referenda held in Sweden since 1956, an election study was carried out in connection to this election. The main subject of the survey was the European Union and the respondent´s attitudes toward the Swedish EU membership, but the survey also included a number of questions asked in one or several of the Swedish election studies.
General questions about politics included: daily newspaper reading habits regarding national politics, local politics, politics in foreign countries and EU-related issues; exposure to news in different media; interest in politics in general, as well as in EU-related issues; the importance of the EU-parliament election and if any issues were of particular importance when deciding how to vote in the election; opinion on the most positive and the most negative effects of EU; opinion on the political parties and their party leaders on a scale ranging from -5 to +5; trust in Swedish politicians, the EU-parliament, the EU-commission, and in the Swe

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science

Protection and ethical review

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Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 18-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the EU-parliament election 1999

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated


Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

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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)


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

Holmberg, Sören et al. (2001) EuropaOpinionen. Göteborg: Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-89246-02-0.
ISSN: 0347-9366
ISBN: 91-89246-02-0

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European Parliament election study 1999

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Version 2.0

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Sören Holmberg, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg (2014). European Parliament election study 1999. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1999-06-14–1999-09-27
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: EuP1999 questionnaire (Questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group



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Published: 2001-01-01
Last updated: 2022-09-27