Social Determinants of Voting in Sweden, 1964 (ICPSR 7339)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
Bo Saerlvik, University of Goteborg. Institute of Political Science

Version V1

This dataset was created primarily for teaching purposes, enabling students to replicate original analyses but also to explore the usefulness of alternative modes of analysis or to test alternative hypotheses. The data were collected from a representative sample of the Swedish electorate at the time of the 1964 Riksdag election in Sweden. Variables ascertained the respondents' voting behavior, party affiliation, and interest in politics. Demographic information includes level of education, occupation, socioeconomic stratum, social mobility, membership in labor unions, and frequency of church attendance, as well as sex, age, and marital status. In order to facilitate the use of the data for instructional purposes, several summary classifications and variables in collapsed versions were included in the dataset.

Saerlvik, Bo. Social Determinants of Voting in Sweden, 1964. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation



Representative sample, drawn from official population registers.

Swedish citizens eligible to vote aged 80 and under.

personal interviews, telephone interviews, and mailback questionnaires

survey data




  • This study is intended for instructional use, and may be subsets of the original data. Variables and/or cases may have been removed to facilitate classroom use.

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