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Swiss Voting Study, 1972 (ICPSR 7342)

Principal Investigator(s): Kerr, Henry; Sidjanski, Dusan; Schmidtchen, Gerhard


This study was conducted from February through June 1972, following the 1971 federal election in Switzerland. Questions probed respondents' attitudes toward elections and political parties as well as their political preferences. Other items assessed opinions on contemporary issues such as the organization of referenda, women's right to vote, and the Schwarzenbach initiative (a parliamentary action of conservative extremists, demanding that one-third of Switzerland's foreign workers be forced to leave the country and that aliens compose no more than 10 percent of the population in any canton). Demographic data include age, sex, education, ethnic background, and family background.

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Study Description


Kerr, Henry, Dusan Sidjanski, and Gerhard Schmidtchen. SWISS VOTING STUDY, 1972. Geneva, Switzerland: Henry Kerr, University of Geneva, Dept. of Political Science [producer], 1974. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07342.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07342.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    citizen attitudes, foreign workers, national elections, political affiliation, political attitudes, political parties, public opinion, referendum, social conflict, voting behavior, voting rights, womens rights, Switzerland

Geographic Coverage:    Global

Time Period:   

  • 1972

Date of Collection:   

  • 1972-02--1972-06

Universe:    Electorate in Switzerland.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Case 969 is missing cards 3 and 4. (2) The codebook is in French.


Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-19

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