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Political Ideology and Voting : Opinion Survey, 1979

Title details

SN: 2063
Title: Political Ideology and Voting : Opinion Survey, 1979
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-2063-1
Depositor: Scarbrough, E., University of Essex. Department of Government
Principal investigator(s): Scarbrough, E., University of Essex. Department of Government


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Scarbrough, E. Political Ideology and Voting : Opinion Survey, 1979. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 2063,

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Election and campaign studies - Politics


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

To test the proposition that political ideologies radiate the electoral relationship between voters and parties.
Main Topics:
Voting, belief sets
(Socio-demographic and conventional electoral data for respondents in this data set are available from the 1970-1974 BES Panel Study (SN:422) - matched by case number).

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 30 January 1979 - 15 March 1979
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Individuals
Universe: National
Electors previously interviewed in both the 1970 Nuffield Election Study and the 1974 British Election Study
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: Simple random sample
800 electors drawn at random from the contact list used in the 1970-1974 BES Panel study
Number of units: 450 (target) 433 (obtained)
Method of data collection: Postal survey
Weighting: No information recorded

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 01 January 1985
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.
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SN 2063: User Guide 2063userguide.pdf 475
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_2063_Information.htm 13
READ File read2063.txt 1
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By principal investigator(s):
Scarbrough, E., Political ideology and voting (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1984)

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