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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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Election and campaign studies - Politics

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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AGEARMED FORCESATTITUDES
BRITISH POLITICAL PARTIESBUSINESSESCATHOLIC SCHOOLS
CATHOLICISMCHIEF INCOME EARNERSCHILDHOOD
CHILDRENCIVIL DISTURBANCESCLASS CONSCIOUSNESS
CONFLICTCONSERVATIVE PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)DEATH PENALTY
DECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENTDECISION MAKINGDEFENCE
DEMOCRACYDEMONSTRATIONS (PROTESTS)ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
ECONOMIC CONDITIONSECONOMIC POLICYEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
ELDERLYELECTIONSEMPLOYERS
EMPLOYMENTENGLANDENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING CONTROL
EQUAL RIGHTS OF MEN AND WOMENETHNIC GROUPSEUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY
EUROPEAN UNIONEXAMINATIONSFAMILIES
FAMILY MEMBERSFATHER'S OCCUPATIONFATHERS
FINANCIAL EXPECTATIONSFINANCIAL RESOURCESFISHING RIGHTS
FORECASTINGFREEDOM OF SPEECHGENDER
GOVERNMENTHEADS OF GOVERNMENTHEALTH SERVICES
HIGHLAND REGIONHOLIDAYSHOME OWNERSHIP
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSEWIVESHOUSING TENURE
HOUSINGIMMIGRATIONINCOME DISTRIBUTION
INCOMEINDUSTRIESINFLATION
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATIONINTERPERSONAL RELATIONSLABOUR DISPUTES
LABOUR PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)LABOUR RELATIONSLAND OWNERSHIP
LAND USELAW ENFORCEMENTLAWFUL OPPOSITION
LEGISLATURELIBERAL PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES
MARITAL STATUSMILITARY POWERMONARCHY
MORTGAGESMOTHERSNATIONAL BROADCASTING
NATIONAL CHARACTERNATIONAL ECONOMYNATIONAL FRONT (UNITED KINGDOM)
NATIONAL IDENTITYNATIONALISMNATIONALITY
NATIONALIZATIONNEWSPAPER READERSHIPNORTHERN IRELAND
NUCLEAR ENERGYNUCLEAR INDUSTRYOCCUPATIONAL STATUS
OCCUPATIONSOIL RESOURCESPATRIOTISM
PLACE OF RESIDENCEPOLICE SERVICESPOLITICAL ALLEGIANCE
POLITICAL ATTITUDESPOLITICAL AWARENESSPOLITICAL BEHAVIOUR
POLITICAL COALITIONSPOLITICAL INFLUENCEPOLITICAL INTEREST
POLITICAL LEADERSPOLITICAL OPPOSITIONPOLITICAL POWER
POLITICIANSPOPULATION MIGRATIONPRIVATE SECTOR
PROFITSPROTESTANTISMPUBLIC ENTERPRISES
PUBLIC EXPENDITUREPUBLIC SECTORRACIAL CONFLICT
RACIAL DISCRIMINATIONRADIOACTIVE WASTESREFERENDUMS
REGIONAL ECONOMYREGIONAL GOVERNMENTRELIGIOUS AFFILIATION
RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCERELIGIOUS BEHAVIOURRELIGIOUS CONFLICT
RENTED ACCOMMODATIONREPUBLIC OF IRELANDRESIDENTIAL MOBILITY
SCHOOL-LEAVING AGESCHOOLSSCOTLAND
SCOTLANDSCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTYSELF-EMPLOYED
SOCIAL CHANGESOCIAL CLASSSOCIAL CONFLICT
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL ORIGINSOCIAL POLICY
SOCIAL PROTESTSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SERVICES
SOCIAL WELFARESOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSPOUSE'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
SPOUSE'S OCCUPATIONSPOUSE'S OCCUPATIONAL STATUSSPOUSES
STATE CONTROLSTUDENTSTAXATION
TENANTS' HOME PURCHASINGTERRORISMTRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP
TRADE UNIONSTRAVELTRUST
UNEMPLOYEDUNEMPLOYMENTUSSR
VOTING BEHAVIOURWAGES POLICYWAGES
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)
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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