VALU 2018 - SVT exit poll survey parliamentary election 2018

Principal investigator(s):

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

Per Näsman - Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Safety Research

Eva Landahl - Sveriges Television

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description:

This exit poll survey was carried out in connection with the parliamentary election on September 9, 2018. In VALU - Swedish exit poll surveys - voters leaving polling stations are asked by public service broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) to fill in a questionnaire and put it anonymously in a sealed box. After collecting and processing the responses, Sveriges Television is able to present an election forecast and an analysis of the reasons underlying the outcome of the election in it´s Election Night broadcast. The surveys are referred to as VALU, an abbreviation for vallokalsundersökning, Swedish for exit poll survey. The first exit poll survey in Sweden was carried out at the parliamentary election in 1991. Since then similar studies have been carried out in connection with all Parliamentary elections, referendums and elections to the European Parliament.

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Principal investigator(s):

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

Per Näsman - Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Safety Research

Eva Landahl - Sveriges Television

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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Responsible department/unit:

Alternative title:

VALU18

Purpose:

Provide analytical support for the election night broadcast on Swedish television during the election night, and for other post-election analysis.

Description:

This exit poll survey was carried out in connection with the parliamentary election on September 9, 2018. In VALU - Swedish exit poll surveys - voters leaving polling stations are asked by public service broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) to fill in a questionnaire and put it anonymously in a sealed box. After collecting and processing the responses, Sveriges Television is able to present an election forecast and an analysis of the reasons underlying the outcome of the election in it´s Election Night broadcast. The surveys are referred to as VALU, an abbreviation for vallokalsundersökning, Swedish for exit poll survey. The first exit poll survey in Sweden was carried out at the parliamentary election in 1991. Since then similar studies have been carried out in connection with all Parliamentary elections, referendums and elections to the European Parliament.

Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2018

Data collection:

2018-09-03 — 2018-09-09 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Geographic location:

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Swedish electorate

Data origin:

Population group

Kind of data format:

Numeric

Sampling procedure:

Mixed probability and non-probability
In VALU a selection is made of a number of electoral districts and in this way their respective polling station. The number of electoral districts to be selected for VALU is allocated among the different regions according to the size of the electorate. Within each region, the electoral districts are then selected to be included in VALU. This selection is based on the size and geographical location of the electoral district.

VALU 2018 - SVT exit poll survey parliamentary election 2018

Citation:

Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson, Per Näsman, Eva Landahl, Sören Holmberg. Sveriges Television (2018). VALU 2018 - SVT exit poll survey parliamentary election 2018. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/b2gb-1m24

Variables:

72

Number of individuals/objects:

11808