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Israeli Election Study, 1981 (ICPSR 2996)

Principal Investigator(s): Arian, Asher


This election study was carried out in three separate phases: March 18-25, April 26-May 5, and May 27-June 6 of 1981. The study investigated attitudes on Israel's national agenda, party stances, a voter model for the ideal political party, reasons for voter apathy, and the extent to which voters can influence political decisions. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, education, political orientation, marital/family status, employment status, social class, number of people in household, adherence to religious tradition, characteristics of place of residence, length of time as an Israeli resident, monthly household expenses, and contact with media sources.

Series: Israeli Election Study Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  March 1981 - Download All Files (2.778 MB)
DS2:  April 1981 - Download All Files (2.759 MB)
DS3:  May 1981 - Download All Files (2.796 MB)

Study Description


Arian, Asher. Israeli Election Study, 1981. ICPSR02996-v1. Mount Scopus, Jerusalem: Hebrew University. Social Sciences Data Archive/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02996.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02996.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Arab Israeli relations, democracy, economic conditions, Israeli Knesset, Middle East, national defense, national elections, national security, peace, political participation, political parties, voter apathy, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    Global, Israel

Time Period:   

  • 1981

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The fieldwork was carried out by Dahaf (March and May) and by the Israeli Institute for Applied Social Research (April).

This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.


Sample:    Representative sample of the population of Israel in 1981.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   2000-10-16

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File QU2996.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-18 File CB2996.ALL was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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