Israeli Election Study, 1984 (ICPSR 2997)

Published: Oct 18, 2000

Principal Investigator(s):
Asher Arian


Version V1

This election study was carried out in one panel during July 8-12, 1984, days before the elections for the Knesset. The study investigates attitudes toward the upcoming election, the current state of Israeli affairs, the question of territorial concessions for Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip, and the presence of ethnic discrimination in Israel. Respondents were asked which political party they believed was best suited to address the challenges of the economy, defense, foreign affairs, and the democratic state. Their views were also sought on which political party--Alignment or Likud--was characterized by experienced leaders, represented minorities, represented the Jewish population, would stand firm in peace negotiations, knew how to withdraw from Lebanon while maintaining the Northern border, would reduce the ethnic gap, and would maintain a democratic regime. In addition, respondents were asked which political party they blamed for the problems of violence, emigration from Israel, high inflation, corruption, crime, and the ethnic gap. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, education, religion, voter participation history, ethnicity, political party membership, political orientation, social class, place of birth, father's place of birth, employment status, monthly expenditures, number of rooms in the home, and number of people living in the home.

Arian, Asher. Israeli Election Study, 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000-10-18.

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1984-07-08 -- 1984-07-12

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The fieldwork was carried out by Dahaf.

Representative sample of the population of Israel in 1984.

Adult Jewish population in Israel, not including residents of kibbutzim and settlers in the occupied territories.

personal interviews

survey data




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