Referendum study 2003

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Is part of collection at SND: Swedish Election Studies - Referendums


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Henrik Ekengren Oscarsson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science orcid

Statistics Sweden rorId

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science rorId


In conjunction with the referendum on Swedish membership of the European monetary Union (EMU) an election study was carried out in collaboration between Statistics Sweden and the Department of Political Science at Göteborg University.


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 referendum 2003

Sampling procedure

Time period(s) investigated

2003 – 2003



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2003-09 – 2003-11
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science


  • Funding agency: The parliament
Topic and keywords

Research area

Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Government, political systems and organisations (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)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)


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Oscarsson, Henrik & Holmberg, Sören (eds.) (2004) Kampen om euron. Göteborg: Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-89246-15-2.
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ISBN: 91-89246-15-2
ISSN: 0347-9366

Arndt, C. (2013). The Electoral Consequences of Third Way Welfare State Reforms: Social Democracy's Transformation and its Political Costs. Amsterdam University Press.
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ISBN: 978-90-8964-450-3

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Published: 2006-06-28
Last updated: 2024-02-15