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Scottish Election Study, 1979

Title details

SN: 1604
Title: Scottish Election Study, 1979
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-1604-1
Depositor: Miller, W.L., University of Strathclyde. Department of Politics
Principal investigator(s): Miller, W.L., University of Strathclyde. Department of Politics
Brand, J.A., University of Strathclyde. Department of Politics
Data collector(s): Research Services Limited
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council

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Miller, W.L., Brand, J.A. Scottish Election Study, 1979. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 1604, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-1604-1

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Abstract

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The purpose of this study was to survey political attitudes in Scotland at the time of the May 3rd 1979 parliamentary election.
Main Topics:
Attitudinal/Behavioural Questions
Attitude to recent changes taking place in Britain, e.g. sexual equality/racial equality/welfare benefits/ abortion/defence cuts, whether Government ought to introduce measures such as worker participation/cutting taxes/redistribution of income and wealth/wighdrawal of troops from N. Ireland. Perception of good and bad aspects of Conservative Party/Labour Party/SNP. Knowledge of party leaders, degree of interest in politics. Opinion of each party's handling of certain issues, e.g. rising prices, unemployment, North Sea oil. Future prospects for the economy/unemployment/own income. Opinion of trade unions and big business, whether any member of the household is/was a trade union member, if so - details, degree of interest in union activities. Opinion of way in which wages and salaries should be settled, relative position of salary of household's chief wage earner, which party's policies preferred. Degree of trust respondent would place in governments of different parties on various issues, e.g. Scottish affairs. Attitude to certain forms of political action, e.g. demonstrations, petitions, damaging property. Marks out of ten for parties and leading politicians. Whether voted in 1979 Election, for which party, alternative vote if chosen candidate had not been standing, vote in 1974 (February and October) and 1970 Elections. Party identification, main reasons for voting for a particular party (e.g. have always voted this way), attraction of policies/leaders. Whether voted in Scottish Regional Elections and for which party.
Assessment of conflict between various groups in Britain, i.e. trade unions and employers/Protestants and Catholics/Scots and English/high income earners and low income earners/white people and coloured people, and own position.
A number of questions were asked on the subject of Scottish Devolution, including vote in the recent Referendum.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: May 1979 - October 1979
Country: Scotland
Spatial units: Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies
Observation units: Individuals
Universe: National
Electors
The Scottish electorate, 1974 and 1979
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study; Longitudinal/panel/cohort
two waves
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
(original, 1974, study); Derived from 1974 Scottish election study sample, using a Marchant-Blyth top up procedure to embed the panel in a 1979 cross-section
Number of units: 588 (obtained) (contacted by post after the Referendum)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Postal survey
Weighting: No information recorded

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ABORTION (INDUCED)AGEARMED FORCES
ATTITUDESBRITISH POLITICAL PARTIESBUSINESSES
CATHOLIC SCHOOLSCATHOLICISMCHIEF INCOME EARNERS
CHILDHOODCHILDRENCIVIL DISTURBANCES
CLASS CONSCIOUSNESSCONFLICTCONSERVATIVE PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)
DEATH PENALTYDECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENTDECISION MAKING
DEFENCEDEMOCRACYDEMONSTRATIONS (PROTESTS)
ECONOMIC ACTIVITYECONOMIC CONDITIONSECONOMIC POLICY
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDELDERLYELECTIONS
EMPLOYERSEMPLOYMENTENGLAND
ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING CONTROLEQUAL RIGHTS OF MEN AND WOMENETHNIC GROUPS
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITYEUROPEAN UNIONEXAMINATIONS
FAMILIESFAMILY MEMBERSFATHER'S OCCUPATION
FATHERSFINANCIAL EXPECTATIONSFINANCIAL RESOURCES
FISHING RIGHTSFORECASTINGFREEDOM OF SPEECH
GENDERGOVERNMENTHEADS OF GOVERNMENT
HEALTH SERVICESHIGHLAND REGIONHOLIDAYS
HOME OWNERSHIPHOUSEHOLDSHOUSEWIVES
HOUSING TENUREHOUSINGIMMIGRATION
INCOME DISTRIBUTIONINCOMEINDUSTRIES
INFLATIONINTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONINTERPERSONAL RELATIONS
JUDGMENTS (LEGAL)LABOUR DISPUTESLABOUR PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)
LABOUR RELATIONSLAND OWNERSHIPLAND USE
LAW ENFORCEMENTLAWFUL OPPOSITIONLEGISLATURE
LIBERAL PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICESMARITAL STATUS
MILITARY POWERMONARCHYMORTGAGES
MOTHERSNATIONAL BROADCASTINGNATIONAL CHARACTER
NATIONAL ECONOMYNATIONAL FRONT (UNITED KINGDOM)NATIONAL IDENTITY
NATIONALISMNATIONALITYNATIONALIZATION
NEWSPAPER READERSHIPNORTHERN IRELANDNUCLEAR ENERGY
NUCLEAR INDUSTRYOCCUPATIONAL STATUSOCCUPATIONS
OIL RESOURCESPATRIOTISMPLACE OF RESIDENCE
POLICE SERVICESPOLITICAL ALLEGIANCEPOLITICAL ATTITUDES
POLITICAL AWARENESSPOLITICAL BEHAVIOURPOLITICAL COALITIONS
POLITICAL INFLUENCEPOLITICAL INTERESTPOLITICAL LEADERS
POLITICAL OPPOSITIONPOLITICAL POWERPOLITICIANS
POPULATION MIGRATIONPRIVATE SECTORPROFITS
PROTESTANTISMPUBLIC ENTERPRISESPUBLIC EXPENDITURE
PUBLIC SECTORRACIAL CONFLICTRACIAL DISCRIMINATION
RADIOACTIVE WASTESREFERENDUMSREGIONAL ECONOMY
REGIONAL GOVERNMENTRELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE
RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOURRELIGIOUS CONFLICTRENTED ACCOMMODATION
REPUBLIC OF IRELANDRESIDENTIAL MOBILITYSCHOOL-LEAVING AGE
SCHOOLSSCOTLANDSCOTLAND
SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTYSELF-EMPLOYEDSOCIAL CHANGE
SOCIAL CLASSSOCIAL CONFLICTSOCIAL HOUSING
SOCIAL ORIGINSOCIAL POLICYSOCIAL PROTEST
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SERVICESSOCIAL WELFARE
SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITYSPOUSE'S OCCUPATION
SPOUSE'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSSPOUSESSTATE CONTROL
STUDENTSTAXATIONTENANTS' HOME PURCHASING
TERRORISMTRADE UNION MEMBERSHIPTRADE UNIONS
TRAVELTRUSTUNEMPLOYED
UNEMPLOYMENTUSSRVOTING BEHAVIOUR
WAGES POLICYWAGESWORKERS 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)
User guide a1604uab.pdf 2232
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_1604_Information.htm 18
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Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Miller, W.L., Brand, J.A. and Jordon, M. (1980) Oil and the Scottish voter, NSOP Paper, SSRC.

  • Miller, W.L., Brand, J.A. and Jordon, M. (1981) `Government without a mandate', Political Quarterly, vol.52.
  • Brand, J.A. (1981) `Rise and fall of Scottish nationalism' IN Forte, C., (ed.), Nations without a state, New York: Praeger.
  • Miller, W.L., Brand, J.A. and Jordon, M. (1982) `On the power or vulnerability of the British press', British Journal of Political Science.
  • Miller, W.L. (1982) `Variations in electoral behaviour in the U.K.' IN Madgwick and Rose, (eds.), The territorial dimension in U.K. politics, London: Macmillan.

    Resulting from secondary analysis:
    Dardanelli, P. (2001) The Europeanisation of regionalisation: European integration and public support for self-government in Scotland 1979/1997, Queen's Papers on Europeanisation, No. 5/2001, London School of Economics.

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