Swedish election study 1982

SND-ID: snd0157-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002510

Is part of collection at SND: Swedish Election Studies - Parliamentary elections


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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Statistics Sweden

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science rorId


This study is part of the collection of Swedish election studies fielded continuously since 1956. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in previous election studies. Specific for the 1982 study are a number of questions on the labour market situation and the economic situation. The respondents had to give their opinion on the tax reform decided by the parliament during spring 1982. There are also a number of questions on the respondents´ opinion of different social systems. Furthermore the respondents had to mention what issues the different parties put strength on before election day.


Explain why people vote as they do and why an election ends in a particular way. Track and follow trends in the Swedish electoral democracy and make comparisons with other countries.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 18-80 years, residing in Sweden and eligible to vote in the parliamentary election 1982

Sampling procedure

Time period(s) investigated

1982-08-23 – Ongoing



Number of individuals/objects



V5=viktvariabel. De personer i panelurvalet 1979-1982 som var bortfall 1979, drogs med halva urvalssannolikheten 1982. I datamängden har dessa personer därför dubblerats.

Response rate/participation rate


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Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science


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Holmberg, S. (1984) Väljare i förändring. Stockholm: LiberFörlag. ISBN: 91-38-90610-4.
Libris | Google Books
ISBN: 91-38-90610-4
ISSN: 0347-9366

Holmberg, Sören (1984) Väljarna och valet 1982. In Allmänna valen 1982. Del 3. Specialundersökningar (SOS). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. (With a summary in English). ISBN: 91-7142-025-8.
ISBN: 91-7142-025-8

Holmberg, S. (1985) Väljare i förändring : en sammanfattning av några resultat från 1982 års valundersökning. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.

Holmberg, S., & Gilljam, M. (1985) Valundersökning 1982 : teknisk rapport. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. ISSN 0347-9366 ; 9.
ISSN: 0347-9366

Elinder, M. (2008) Essays on Economic Voting, Cognitive Dissonance and Trust. Uppsala : Department of Economics, Univ. ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0.
ISSN: 0283-7668
ISBN: 978-91-85519-20-0

Holmberg, Sören (2000) Partidemokrati : en sammanfattning av några resultat från valundersökningarna 1956-1998. Stockholm: Statistics Sweden.

Oscarsson, H. (1998) Den svenska partirymden : Väljarnas uppfattningar av konfliktstrukturen i partisystemet 1956-1996. Göteborg : Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-628-3000-7.
ISBN: 91-628-3000-7
ISSN: 0346-5942

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Published: 1986-09-01
Last updated: 2023-09-21