The 2015 Swedish Party Membership Survey

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ann-Kristin Kölln - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Jonathan Polk - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science orcid

Description:

In the early part of 2015, the party secretaries of six of the eight Swedish Riksdag parties (plus the Feminist Initiative as the only other Swedish party represented in the European Parliament) agreed to take part in an online survey of their memberships, which would be administered through the Laboratory of Opinion Research (LORE) at the University of Gothenburg.

In May, these party secretaries distributed individualized links to an otherwise identical web-survey to their members via email. All parties, except for the Social Democrats, sent out the survey to the entire membership list. The Social Democrats sent the survey to a large randomly drawn sample from their membership list. When it was closed on July 3, a total of 10,392 Swedish party members had completed the survey.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Swedish party membership survey is to allow researchers to investigate much more specific and rich questions about party members in Sweden. The survey questions are grouped into six modules: socio-demographic, general political attitudes, reasons for and extent of enrolment, position with

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Subject area:

POLITICS, political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)
Society (INSPIRE topic categories)

Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ann-Kristin Kölln - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Jonathan Polk - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science orcid

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1072

Description:

In the early part of 2015, the party secretaries of six of the eight Swedish Riksdag parties (plus the Feminist Initiative as the only other Swedish party represented in the European Parliament) agreed to take part in an online survey of their memberships, which would be administered through the Laboratory of Opinion Research (LORE) at the University of Gothenburg.

In May, these party secretaries distributed individualized links to an otherwise identical web-survey to their members via email. All parties, except for the Social Democrats, sent out the survey to the entire membership list. The Social Democrats sent the survey to a large randomly drawn sample from their membership list. When it was closed on July 3, a total of 10,392 Swedish party members had completed the survey.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Swedish party membership survey is to allow researchers to investigate much more specific and rich questions about party members in Sweden. The survey questions are grouped into six modules: socio-demographic, general political attitudes, reasons for and extent of enrolment, position with

... Show more..

Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2015-05-01 — 2015-07-03

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: The survey covered the entire country of Sweden.

Unit of analysis:

Time Method:

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Subject area:

POLITICS, political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)
Society (INSPIRE topic categories)

Publications

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Kölln, Ann-Kristin and Jonathan Polk. 2017. "Emancipated party members: Examining ideological incongruence within political parties" Party Politics. 23(1): 18-29.
DOI: 10.1177/1354068816655566

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Version 1.0:

The 2015 Swedish Party Membership Survey

Suggested citation:

Ann-Kristin Kölln, Jonathan Polk. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (2018). <em>The 2015 Swedish Party Membership Survey</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/8cq8-4b41">https://doi.org/10.5878/8cq8-4b41</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ann-Kristin Kölln - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Jonathan Polk - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science orcid

Description:

In the early part of 2015, the party secretaries of six of the eight Swedish Riksdag parties (plus the Feminist Initiative as the only other Swedish party represented in the European Parliament) agreed to take part in an online survey of their memberships, which would be administered through the Laboratory of Opinion Research (LORE) at the University of Gothenburg.

In May, these party secretaries distributed individualized links to an otherwise identical web-survey to their members via email.

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Variables:

190

Number of individuals/objects:

10392

Published: 2018-12-05
Last updated: 2020-01-27