Israeli Election Study, 1977 (ICPSR 2989)

Published: Apr 23, 2013

Principal Investigator(s):
Asher Arian, Tel Aviv University. Department of Political Science


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This election study was conducted in four phases. The first three were fielded prior to the May 17, 1977 Knesset (Israeli parliament) election and the June 21, 1977, Histadrut (Israeli trade union) election. The fourth and final phase was a post-election survey. In March 1977 a first round of interviews was held after the Labor Party's Convention that elected Yitzhak Rabin as party leader. The April survey was conducted after Rabin's resignation and his replacement by Shimon Peres. The last round of pre-election interviews was held in May. The post-election survey was conducted at the end of June. The surveys examined voters' opinions on different parties and on national issues, such as security, peace, the electoral system, corruption, and Israel's economy. The pre-election surveys sought voters' evaluations of the various party platforms and the parties' chances for election, while the post-election survey queried respondents for their reactions to the Likud Party's election and their party choices. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, education, religion, marital/family status, observance of religious traditions, household income, social class membership, employment status, respondent's and respondent's father's place of birth, and characteristics of living conditions.

Arian, Asher. Israeli Election Study, 1977. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-04-23.

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1977 (March, April, May, and June)

The field work was carried out by the Israeli Institute for Applied Social Research.

Representative sample of the population of Israel in 1977.



personal interviews

survey data



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