Swedish election study 2002

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

Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

This is the fifteenth 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 and person preferred as prime minister, as well as opinion on government and opposition 1998-2002 and assumptions how the Social Democrats and the bourgeois parties respectively would manage as governing party/parties 2002-2006. There were also a number of questions on the opinions of the political parties regarding: employment, the Swedish economy, taxes, the conditions for enterprise, environment, energy and nuclear power, social security, care of the elderly, health and medical service, child care, school and education, ethics and moral, la

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0812

Alternative title:

VU02

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 fifteenth 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 and person preferred as prime minister, as well as opinion on government and opposition 1998-2002 and assumptions how the Social Democrats and the bourgeois parties respectively would manage as governing party/parties 2002-2006. There were also a number of questions on the opinions of the political parties regarding: employment, the Swedish economy, taxes, the conditions for enterprise, environment, energy and nuclear power, social security, care of the elderly, health and medical service, child care, school and education, ethics and moral, la

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2002-08-05

Instrument:

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 2002

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Funding:

The parliament

Publications

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Oscarsson, Henrik & Holmberg, Sören (2004) Väljare : svenskt väljarbeteende under 50 år. Stockholm: Norstedts juridik. ISBN: 91-39-10699-3.
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Elinder, M. (2008) Essays on Economic Voting, Cognitive Dissonance and Trust. Uppsala : Department of Economics, Univ. ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0.

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:

2006-05-17 doi:10.5878/002643

Available documentation:

Swedish election study 2002

Citation:

Sören Holmberg, Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson, Statistics Sweden. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (2006). Swedish election study 2002. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002643

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

624

Number of individuals/objects:

3788