Swedish electorate 1887-1968_4

SND-ID: snd0140-4. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/e0mq-ar93

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/001564


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Leif Lewin - Uppsala University, Department of Government

Research principal

Uppsala University - Department of Government rorId


The study concerns the parliamentary elections (for the second chamber) from 1887, the first election of modern type in Sweden´s history with clearly demarcated political groupings within the electorate, to 1968, the last election under the bicameral parliamentary system.
The aim is to study the mobilization of the Swedish electorate during the period and how social structure influences political behaviour. The data are of two types: political data and social data.


Study the mobilization of the Swedish electorate during 1887 to 1968.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Swedish electorate

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1890 – 1960



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Government


Bo Jansson

Dag Sörbom - Uppsala University, Department of Information Science

Barbro Lewin - Uppsala University, Department of Government


  • Funding agency: Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation
Topic and keywords

Research area

History (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Politics (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Employment (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

History (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Social conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)


Lewin, L., Jansson, B., & Sörbom, D. (1972) The Swedish Electorate 1887-1968. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell.
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Published: 1991-05-11
Last updated: 2019-09-06