Series

UK Data Service series record for:

British Election Study

Series abstract

The British Election Study (BES/BGES) series, which began in 1963, aims to explore the changing determinants of electoral behaviour in contemporary Britain. The surveys have taken place immediately after every general election since 1964. Besides the main election surveys, other datasets have also been produced. For example, separate sub-sample surveys of ethnic minority groups, country-specific studies of Scotland and Northern Ireland, and several inter-election longitudinal panel studies, have also been conducted.

Data access

GN 33066  |  British Election Studies, 1969-

SNStudy DescriptionExplore OnlineDownload / Order  
6607 British Election Study Nine-Wave Panel Survey, 2005-2010
6970 British Election Study Ethnic Minority Survey, 2010
7529 British Election Study, 2010: Face-to-Face Survey
7530 British Election Study, 2010: Campaign Internet Data
7531 British Election Study Continuous Monitoring Survey, 2008-2010
5494 British Election Study, 2005: Face-to-Face Survey
5495 British Election Study, 2005: Comparative Study of Electoral Systems -
5496 British Election Study, 2005: Internet Rolling Campaign Panel Data and British Parliamentary Constituency Database -
4028 British Election Panel Study, 1997-2001; Waves 1 to 8 -
4619 British General Election Study, 2001; Cross-Section Survey
4620 British Election Panel Study, 2001: Waves 1-2 -
4621 British General Election Study, 2001 : Campaign Panel -
4622 General Election in Northern Ireland, 2001 -
4623 Content Analysis of Newspaper Coverage, British General Election, 2001 -
3887 British General Election Study, 1997; Cross-Section Survey
3888 British Election Panel Study, 1992-1997 -
3889 Scottish Election Survey, 1997 -
3890 British General Election Study, 1997 : Campaign Panel -
3891 British General Election Study, 1997 : Ethnic Minority Survey -
2981 British General Election Study, 1992; Cross-Section Survey
2983 British General Election Panel Study, 1987-1992 -
3171 General Election in Scotland, 1992 -
2568 British General Election Study, 1987; Cross-Section Survey
4000 British Election Panel Study, 1983, 1986 and 1987 -
2005 British General Election Study, 1983; Cross-Section Survey -
1533 British Election Study, May 1979; Cross-Section Survey -
1614 British Election Study, February 1974, October 1974, June 1975, May 1979; Panel Survey -
830 British Election Study : EEC Referendum Survey, 1975 -
359 British Election Study, February 1974; Cross-Section Survey -
422 British Election Study, 1969, June 1970, February 1974; Panel Survey -
666 British Election Study, October 1974; Cross-Section Survey -
681 British Election Study, October 1974; Scottish Cross-Section Sample -
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Related studies:

Social Mobility Inquiry, 1972 (SN 1097)
Welsh Election Study, 1979 (SN 1591)
Scottish Election Study, 1979 (SN 1604)
British Social Attitudes Survey, 1983 (SN 1935)
Political Ideology and Voting : Opinion Survey, 1979 (SN 2063)
Methodological Aspects of Attitude Research, 1985-1986 (SN 2284)
British Election Campaign Study, 1987 (SN 2655)
Study of The Labour Party Membership, December 1989 - May 1990 (SN 2920)
British Elections, 1963-1992 (SN 3175)
British Election Studies Information System (BESIS), 1964-1992 (SN 3588)
British Election Studies Information System, 1964-2001 (SN 3588)
Northern Ireland General Election and Political Attitudes Survey, 1992 (SN 3720)
Welsh Assembly Election Study, 1999 (SN 4180)
British Election Studies Information System, 1966-2010 (SN 5860)
Scottish Election Study, 2007 (SN 6026)
Northern Ireland General Election Attitudes Survey, 2010 (SN 6553)

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