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

ICPSR Version, 2006-01-31.
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 1984.
ICPSR (Series) 7870.
British General Election Survey Series (Series) 7870.
ICPSR 7870
British General Election Survey Series 7870
1 online resource.
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
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The October 1974 cross-section 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. For the October 1974 Cross-Section survey, 2,365 British electors were interviewed, of which 1,674 had also been interviewed in the February 1974 cross-section, although this is NOT a panel file. As with other surveys in the series, electors in Northern Ireland and the Scottish Highlands and Islands were excluded from the sampling frame. Interviewed in October 1974 (and stretching to January 1975 in order to boost the response rate), respondents answered questions relating to the mass media (e.g., attention to newspapers and television and perceived bias in newspapers), their first and second choices in the October 1974 general election, and their opinions of the Conservative, Labour, Liberal, Scottish Nationalist, and Plaid Cymru political parties (e.g., perceived difference among parties, knowledge of party position/record, party identification, and the strength of party preference). Respondents also were asked for their views on a range of social issues relating to domestic and foreign affairs, with emphasis on the economy and the Common Market. Respondents were then asked how the parties stood on each issue, and how much that influenced the respondent's vote. Some of the issues include rising prices, strikes, unemployment, pensions, housing, North Sea oil, taxation, the Common Market, social services, nationalization, wage controls, and the amount of power held by unions and by big business. Respondents were also asked for their attitudes about their personal financial status, change/getting ahead, life in general, today's standards, local government, their own occupation, and the government's achievements. They also gave their predictions for Brit... Cf.:
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Crewe, Ivor
Saerlvik, Bo
Alt, James
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
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