Democracy and bureaucracy in foreign affairs and domestic policy: Citizens' survey - Democracy and bureaucracy in foreign affairs and domestic policy: Citizens´ survey

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sten Berglund - Örebro University, Department of Social and Political Sciences

Research principal

Umeå University - Department of Political Science rorId


In this study the respondent had to answer questions about interest in politics, party preference, party most disliked, actual vote in the 1979 election and voting intention at a hypothetical election on the day of answering the questionnaire. There were also a number of questions on the opinion of the parties regarding: employment, equality between men and women, wage-earners´ investment fund, energy and nuclear power, schools and education, defence, taxes, aid to developing countries, child care, state control of private enterprises, and foreign affairs. The respondents had to give their opinion on different statements regarding foreign affairs, defence policy, and school issues, and also to give their idea of the opinion of the political parties regarding the same statements. In addition the study deals with the respondents opinion on how to influence political decisions, and opinion on the influence different groups and organizations have on foreign affairs, defence policy, and school issues.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1979-01-01 – 1979-01-01



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-01-01 – 1979-01-01
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science

Topic and keywords

Research area

Educational policy (CESSDA Topic Classification)

International politics and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Published: 1995-08-16
Last updated: 2019-02-06