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Study of The Labour Party Membership, December 1989 - May 1990

Title details

SN: 2920
Title: Study of The Labour Party Membership, December 1989 - May 1990
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-2920-1
Depositor: Broughton, D., University of Wales College of Cardiff. School of European Studies
Principal investigator(s): Seyd, P., University of Sheffield. Department of Politics
Whiteley, P., College of William and Mary (Virginia)
Broughton, D., University of Sheffield. Department of Politics
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Sheffield University Research Fund

Citation

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Seyd, P., Whiteley, P., Broughton, D. (1992). Study of The Labour Party Membership, December 1989 - May 1990. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 2920, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-2920-1

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Political behaviour and attitudes - Politics

Abstract

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The first national survey of Labour Party members to analyse: range and type of political activism by Labour Party members; social background characteristics of members; attitudes on issues and values of members; methods of recruitment into Labour Party; activism in pressure groups.
Main Topics:
Variables
Demographic and attitudinal influences on activism; attitudinal similarities and differences between Labour Party members and voters; influence of membership and activism on the vote.
Measurement Scales:
Thermometer scales (0-100) for parties, leaders, Labour politicians, other individuals/organisations; Likert scales (1-5-agree/disagree) on statements concerning political issues: Activism scale based on political activities.
Some of the questions were replicated from the 1987 British Election Study (held at the Archive under SN:2568) and the 1989 British Social Attitudes Survey (held at the Archive under SN:2723).

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: December 1989 - May 1990
Dates of fieldwork: 07 December 1989 - 12 May 1990
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: No information recorded
Universe: National
Labour Party
Political party members
Paid-up members of the Labour Party according to national membership lists, Autumn 1989.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: One-stage stratified or systematic random sample
Follow-up survey of original cross-section.
Number of units: 8075 (target) 5065 (obtained) (62.7%)
Method of data collection: Postal survey
Weighting: No information recorded

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AGEAGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIONAID
ARMED FORCESATTITUDESBRITISH POLITICAL PARTIES
CANVASSINGCHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONSCIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS
CIVIL SERVICECLASS CONSCIOUSNESSCOMMUNITY CHARGE
CONSERVATIVE PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)COUNCILLORSDECENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT
DECISION MAKINGDEFENCEDEGREES
DISABLED PERSONSDOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESECONOMIC ACTIVITY
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEDUCATIONAL EXPENDITUREEDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
ELECTION CAMPAIGNSELECTIONSELECTORAL ISSUES
ELECTORSEMPLOYEESEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES
EMPLOYMENTEQUAL OPPORTUNITYETHNIC GROUPS
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITYEUROPEAN PARLIAMENTEXAMINATIONS
FAMILIESFARMING SYSTEMSFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT
GENDERGIFTSGOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS
GOVERNMENT POLICYGREAT BRITAINHEALTH SERVICES
HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONSHOME OWNERSHIPHOME SHARING
HUMAN RIGHTSIMMIGRATIONINCOME DISTRIBUTION
INCOME TAXINCOMEINDUSTRIAL POLLUTION
INFLATIONINTEREST GROUPSJOB DESCRIPTION
LABOUR PARTY (GREAT BRITAIN)LANDLORDSLOCAL GOVERNMENT
MANAGERSMARKET ECONOMYMEETINGS
MEMBERSHIPMILITARY EXPENDITUREMOTOR VEHICLES
NATIONALIZATIONNATONEWSPAPER READERSHIP
NORTHERN IRELANDNUCLEAR ENERGYNUCLEAR WEAPONS
OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONSOCCUPATIONSPARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATES
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPOLITICAL ACTIONPOLITICAL ALLEGIANCE
POLITICAL ATTITUDESPOLITICAL AWARENESSPOLITICAL BEHAVIOUR
POLITICAL COALITIONSPOLITICAL INFLUENCEPOLITICAL INTEREST
POLITICAL LEADERSPOLITICAL PARTICIPATIONPOLITICAL POWER
POLITICAL REPRESENTATIONPOLITICAL SUPPORTPOLITICIANS
POLITICSPOLLUTION CONTROLPRIVATE EDUCATION
PRIVATE SCHOOLSPRIVATE SECTORPRIVATIZATION
PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATIONPROTEST MOVEMENTSPUBLIC ENTERPRISES
PUBLIC EXPENDITUREPUBLIC SECTORQUALIFICATIONS
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATIONRENTED ACCOMMODATIONRETIREMENT
SCHOOLSSCOTLANDSELF-EMPLOYED
SHARESSICK LEAVESOCIAL CLASS
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL INTERACTIONSOCIAL POLICY
SOCIAL WELFARESTRIKESSTUDENTS
SUBSCRIPTIONSSUPERVISORSTAXATION
TEACHER QUALIFICATIONSTENANTS' HOME PURCHASINGTRADE UNION RIGHTS
TRADE UNIONSUNEMPLOYEDUNIVERSITIES
VOLUNTARY WORKVOTING BEHAVIOURVOTING
WORKERS PARTICIPATION

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 21 July 1992
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.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

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User guide a2920uab.pdf 1180
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_2920_Information.htm 15

Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Seyd, P. and Whiteley, P., Labour's grass roots : the politics of party membership (Oxford: Clarendon Press, June 1992).

  • Seyd, P., Whiteley, P. and Broughton, D., `Labour's reorganization down at the grassroots' IN Crewe, I., et al. (eds.) British elections and parties yearbook 1991 (Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1992) pp 174-188.

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