Political Change in Britain, 1969-1970 (ICPSR 7004)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
David Butler; Donald E. Stokes


Version V1

The data consist of a national cross-section of the electorate in England, Scotland, and Wales who were first interviewed in 1969 (1,114 respondents). Of these, 792 were reinterviewed in 1970, and 1,093 new respondents were added to the 1969-1970 panel to create a representative electorate sample for the second wave. Questions were asked about political interest, involvement in political activities, and mass media usage as a political news source. Opinions on a large number of political issues were also ascertained, as well as evaluations of the political parties and candidates using several dimensions and methods of assessment.

Butler, David, and Stokes, Donald E. Political Change in Britain, 1969-1970. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07004.v1

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1969 -- 1970

The frequencies written in the codebook are not always accurate and should be disregarded.

A representative sample of the British population qualified to vote in the next election was drawn for the 1969 wave. In 1970, a new representative sample of the British electorate was created, including a panel of respondents originally surveyed in 1969, who were reinterviewed in 1970.

Population of England, Scotland, and Wales 16.5 years of age and older.

personal interviews

survey data



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