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Social Determinants of Voting in Sweden, 1964 (ICPSR 7339)

Principal Investigator(s): Saerlvik, Bo, University of Goteborg. Institute of Political Science


This dataset was created primarily for teaching purposes, enabling students to replicate original analyses but also to explore the usefulness of alternative modes of analysis or to test alternative hypotheses. The data were collected from a representative sample of the Swedish electorate at the time of the 1964 Riksdag election in Sweden. Variables ascertained the respondents' voting behavior, party affiliation, and interest in politics. Demographic information includes level of education, occupation, socioeconomic stratum, social mobility, membership in labor unions, and frequency of church attendance, as well as sex, age, and marital status. In order to facilitate the use of the data for instructional purposes, several summary classifications and variables in collapsed versions were included in the dataset.

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Study Description


Saerlvik, Bo. Social Determinants of Voting in Sweden, 1964. ICPSR07339-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07339.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07339.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Swedish Research Council
  • Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    instructional materials, occupational status, political affiliation, political interest, religious affiliation, social mobility, social roles, union membership, voter attitudes

Geographic Coverage:    Global, Sweden

Time Period:   

  • 1964

Date of Collection:   

  • 1964

Universe:    Swedish citizens eligible to vote aged 80 and under.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Representative sample, drawn from official population registers.

Data Source:

personal interviews, telephone interviews, and mailback questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-04

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