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Swedish Election Test-Data Series: Swedish Election Study, 1979 (ICPSR 9127)

Principal Investigator(s): Holmberg, Soeren


This dataset contains a systematically selected subsample of 200 of the 3,498 persons who were interviewed for the 1979 Swedish Election Study, a survey which queried Swedes about their political attitudes, preferences and behavior.

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Study Description


Holmberg, Soeren. SWEDISH ELECTION TEST-DATA SERIES: SWEDISH ELECTION STUDY, 1979. Goeteborg, Sweden: Goeteborg University [producer], 1988. Goeteborg, Sweden: Swedish Social Science Data Service and Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1989. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09127.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09127.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    political attitudes, political behavior, public opinion

Geographic Coverage:    Sweden, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1979

Universe:    Swedes eligible to vote.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Variables in this subsample differ somewhat from those in the original dataset: variable 283 and 284 have been excluded and variables 218-220, 260-262 and 265-268 have been recoded to fewer categories than in the original version of the survey data. Though a machine-readable codebook for the original complete dataset is available from ICPSR, access to the original dataset is possible only through the Swedish Social Science Data Service, Goeteborg University, Box 5048, S-402 21 Goeteborg, Sweden. Machine-readable documentation is in Swedish.


Sample:    Probability sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews, mail questionnaires, and population registers


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-12-15

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