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Constituency Electioneering in Britain, 1966 (ICPSR 7016)

Principal Investigator(s): Kavanagh, Dennis; Rose, Richard


This study surveyed members of Parliament and candidates for office in British constituencies in the 1966 general election. The questionnaire elicited information about the candidates' ties with their constituencies, their sources of information about their constituencies, their campaign strategies, the operation of the campaigns, and perceived effects. The organization of the local party operation and the candidates' own attitudes and feelings toward election campaigning were also investigated.

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Study Description


Kavanagh, Dennis, and Richard Rose. Constituency Electioneering in Britain, 1966. ICPSR07016-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-07-24. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07016.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07016.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    campaign strategies, candidates, constituencies, elections, Great Britain, members of Parliament, parliamentary elections, political attitudes, political campaigns, political issues, political perceptions, political representation

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Time Period:   

  • 1966

Universe:    British members of Parliament and candidates for office in the 1966 parliamentary elections.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Data Source:

mailback questionnaires

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-08

Version History:

  • 2009-07-24 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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