VALU 2018 - SVT exit poll survey parliamentary election 2018

SND-ID: SND 1067

This study is part of the collection SVT exit poll surveys

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

VALU18

Creator/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.

Purpose:

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

Language

English

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Sveriges Television

Responsible department/unit

Sveriges Television
Protection and ethical review
Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Swedish electorate

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.

Time period(s) investigated

2018

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Highest geographic unit

Country

Publications
Dataset
VALU 2018 - SVT exit poll survey parliamentary election 2018

Version 1.0

Citation

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

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/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

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2018-09-03–2018-09-09
  • Data collector: Sveriges Television
  • Instrument: VALU2018 (Structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

72

Number of individuals/objects

11808

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Published: 2018-11-23
Last updated: 2020-01-22