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Welsh Election Study, 1979

Title details

SN: 1591
Title: Welsh Election Study, 1979
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-1591-1
Depositor: Balsom, D., Welsh Election Study
Principal investigator(s): Balsom, D., Welsh Election Study
Madgwick, P.J., Welsh Election Study
Data collector(s): Social Surveys (Gallup Poll) Limited
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: HR4732/1

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Balsom, D., Madgwick, P.J. Welsh Election Study, 1979. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 1591, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-1591-1

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Election and campaign studies - Politics

Abstract

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The purpose of this study was to investigate specific Welsh dimensions within the general field of voting behaviour and partisanship in British politics. In addition, data was collected on exclusively Welsh issues such as the Welsh language, devolution, and aspects of national identity. This study was designed and conducted in close collaboration with the British Election Study (Essex) and the Scottish Election Study (Strathclyde).
Main Topics:
Attitudinal/Behavioural Questions
Good and bad points of Conservative and Labour Parties, interest in politics, assessment of each party's handling of various issues, e.g. rising prices/strikes/unemployment. Experience of and importance of unemployment. Knowledge of party policies on nationalisation/tax cuts/trade union power and own position, opinion of position of Britain's economy and future prospects. Perception of differences between the major parties. Attitude to recent changes taking place in areas such as sexual equality, racial equality, censorship, abortion. Attitude to big business and trade unions, degree of involvement in union matters. Relative position of respondent's salary, way in which wages and salaries issue should be handled. Attitude to forms of political protest. Most important aims for the country for the next decade, e.g. economic growth/defence/freedom of speech.
Whether voted at election and for which party, vote in October and February 1974 and June 1970. Party identification. Marks out of ten for parties and leading politicians. Vote in local government election in 1979, opinion of local government services and need for changes.
Class identification and attitude to the class system. A number of questions were asked on Welsh Devolution including vote in the recent Referendum and views on the Welsh language issue.
Background Variables
Newspaper readership, television news viewing, religious affiliation and attendance, national identification, type of school attended and age completed full-time education, qualifications, telephone/vehicle ownership, membership of private medical insurance schemes. Employment status and occupation of respondent and spouse, sex, marital status, age cohort, place of birth, income, accomodation tenure, length of residence in area.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 15 May 1979 - 9 September 1979
Country: Wales
Spatial units: Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies
Observation units: Individuals
Universe: National
Electors
The registered Welsh electorate eligible to vote on May 3rd, 1979
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: One-stage stratified or systematic random sample
36 constituencies, 2 polling districts per constituency, 20 electors per polling district
Number of units: 1440 (target) 858 (obtained)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: No information recorded

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ABORTION (INDUCED)ACHIEVEMENTAGE
AIDARMED FORCESATTITUDES
AUTHORITYBRITISH POLITICAL PARTIESBUSINESSES
CENSORSHIPCHILDHOODCHILDREN
CLASS CONFLICTCLASS CONSCIOUSNESSCOMMUNISM
COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLSCOOPERATIONCOUNCILLORS
COUNTRYSIDE CONSERVATIONDEATH PENALTYDECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT
DECISION MAKINGDEFENCEDEMONSTRATIONS (PROTESTS)
DOMESTIC SERVICESECONOMIC ACTIVITYECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
ECONOMIC CONDITIONSECONOMIC GROWTHEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
ELDERLYELECTION CAMPAIGNSELECTIONS
ELECTORAL ISSUESEMPLOYMENTENTRANCE EXAMINATIONS
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATIONENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING CONTROLEQUAL RIGHTS OF MEN AND WOMEN
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITYEUROPEAN UNIONFAMILIES
FATHER'S OCCUPATIONFATHERSFIELDS OF STUDY
FINANCIAL EXPECTATIONSFINANCIAL RESOURCESFREEDOM OF SPEECH
FURTHER TRAININGFUTURE SOCIETYGENDER
GOVERNMENTGRANDPARENTSHEALTH SERVICES
HIGHER EDUCATIONHOME OWNERSHIPHOURS OF WORK
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSEWIVESHOUSING TENURE
HOUSINGHUMAN RIGHTSINCOME DISTRIBUTION
INCOMEINFLATIONINTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
JUDGMENTS (LEGAL)LABOUR DISPUTESLABOUR LAW
LABOUR PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)LABOUR RELATIONSLAND USE
LAW ENFORCEMENTLAWFUL OPPOSITIONLIBERAL PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICESLOCAL GOVERNMENTMARITAL STATUS
MATERIALISMMEDICAL INSURANCEMILITARY POWER
MORTGAGESMOTHERSMOTOR VEHICLES
NATIONAL ECONOMYNATIONAL IDENTITYNATIONALISM
NATIONALIZATIONNEWSPAPER READERSHIPNORTHERN IRELAND
NUCLEAR ENERGYNUCLEAR INDUSTRYOCCUPATIONAL STATUS
OCCUPATIONSPARENTSPATRIOTISM
PERSONAL EFFICACYPLACE OF BIRTHPLAID CYMRU
POLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDESPOLITICAL AWARENESS
POLITICAL BEHAVIOURPOLITICAL CHANGEPOLITICAL INFLUENCE
POLITICAL INTERESTPOLITICAL LEADERSPOLITICAL OPPOSITION
POLITICAL PARTICIPATIONPOLITICAL POWERPOLITICAL REPRESENTATION
POLITICAL SYSTEMSPOLITICIANSPOLITICS
POLLUTION CONTROLPORNOGRAPHYPOVERTY
PRESERVATION OF MONUMENTSPRICESPRIVATE EDUCATION
PRIVATE SCHOOLSPRIVATE SECTORPROFIT SHARING
PUBLIC EXPENDITUREPUBLIC SECTORQUALIFICATIONS
RACIAL DISCRIMINATIONRATESREFERENDUMS
REFORMREGIONAL GOVERNMENTRELIGIOUS AFFILIATION
RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCERELIGIOUS BEHAVIOURRELIGIOUS SERVICES
RENTED ACCOMMODATIONREPATRIATIONRESIDENTIAL MOBILITY
SCHOOL-LEAVING AGESCHOOLSSCOTLAND
SOCIAL AND WELFARE POLICYSOCIAL CHANGESOCIAL CONFORMITY
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL ORIGINSOCIAL POLICY
SOCIAL PROTESTSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SERVICES
SOCIAL STRATIFICATIONSOCIAL WELFARESPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
SPOUSE'S OCCUPATIONSPOUSE'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSSPOUSES
STANDARD OF LIVINGSTATE CONTROLSTRIKES
STUDENTSTAXATIONTEACHING METHODS
TELEPHONESTELEVISION CHANNELSTELEVISION VIEWING
TENANTS' HOME PURCHASINGTRADE UNION MEMBERSHIPTRADE UNIONS
TRUSTUNEMPLOYEDUNEMPLOYMENT
UPPER HOUSEVOTING BEHAVIOURVOTING INTENTION
WAGE DETERMINATIONWAGES POLICYWAGES
WALESWALESWELSH (LANGUAGE)
WORKERS PARTICIPATION

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 01 January 1981
Copyright: No information recorded
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Please note: These data are also available as part of a collection British Elections, 1963-1992 (SN:3175).
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Code book wales79.cbk 275
Frequencies wales79.frq 535
User Guide a1591uab.pdf 2052
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_1591_Information.htm 17

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