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British Election Study [electronic resource] February 1974, Cross-Section / Ivor Crewe, Bo Saerlvik, James Alt.

Edition:
ICPSR version
Publication:
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1984.
Series:
ICPSR (Series) ; 7868.
ICPSR 7868
British General Election Survey Series 7868
Format/Description:
Datafile
1 online resource.
Subjects:
Public opinion -- Great Britain.
Elections -- Great Britain -- Public opinion.
Voting -- Great Britain -- Public opinion.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1964-1979 -- Public opinion.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 1945- -- Public opinion.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
This data collection is part of a continuing series of surveys of the British electorate, begun by David Butler and Donald Stokes at Nuffield College, Oxford, in 1963, and continued at the University of Essex. This cross-section study was designed to yield a representative sample of eligible voters in Great Britain near the time of the general election on February 28, 1974. As with other surveys in the series, electors in Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands and Islands were excluded from the sampling frame. Personal interviews with 2,462 members of the British electorate took place in two waves between March and May. Respondents answered questions relating to their attitudes toward the general election and the strength of their political opinions and interest. Respondents were asked about their trust in government and their opinions of the Conservative, Labour, Liberal, Scottish Nationalist, and Plaid Cymru political parties (e.g., perceived differences among them, and knowledge and perception of party position/record). Respondents were also asked to reveal their past voting behavior (e.g., their first and second choices in the general election, other parties considered, choices in the 1970 and 1966 elections, frequency of discussion about politics, and direction and strength of party identification). Respondents were then asked for their views on the general election results along a variety of dimensions. Respondents also identified groups with too much or too little political power, as well as groups with whom they themselves identified. They were asked to rate several political parties and politicians and to express their views regarding a range of social issues relating to domestic and foreign affairs, including the mass media (e.g., attention to television and newspapers and perceived bias in newspapers), opinions on prices, strikes in general, the miners... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07868
Contents:
Part 1: Data File
Notes:
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30.
Contributor:
Crewe, Ivor.
Saerlvik, Bo.
Alt, James E.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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