European Parliament Election Study 2009

SND-ID: snd0914-1. Version: 4.0. DOI:

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


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sören Holmberg - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

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

Statistics Sweden

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Political Science rorId


The fourth Swedish election to the EU-parliament was held on the 7th of June 2009. As in connection to all general elections and referenda held in Sweden since 1956, an election study was carried out in connection to this election. The main subject of the survey was the European Union and the respondent´s attitudes toward the Swedish EU membership, but the survey also included a number of questions asked in one or several of the Swedish election studies.


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


Swedish citizens age 18-80 years and eligible to vote

Sampling procedure

Time period(s) investigated

2012-06-08 – 2012-09-29



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2012-06-08 – 2012-09-29
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group, Registers/Records/Accounts
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science

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)


Oscarsson, Henrik & Sören Holmberg (red) (2010). Väljarbeteende i Europaval. University of Gothenburg: Department of Political Science. ISBN: 978-91-89246-49-2.
Libris | Swepub | Swedish National Election Studies Program - Publications | Till lärosätets (gu) databas
ISBN: 978-91-89246-49-2

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Published: 2014-05-13
Last updated: 2022-09-27