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

Edition:
ICPSR Version, 2006-01-16.
Publication:
Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 1984.
Series:
ICPSR (Series) 7871.
British General Election Survey Series (Series) 7871.
ICPSR 7871
British General Election Survey Series 7871
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:
The October 1974 Scottish 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. Respondents were interviewed between October 15, 1974 and January 20, 1975. Some of the respondents had been interviewed in the February 1974 cross-section or in the October 1974 cross-section, but the majority of respondents were first interviewed in the Scottish cross-section. For the Scottish cross-section, 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, and Scottish Nationalist political parties (e.g., perceived differences 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 included rising prices, strikes, unemployment, pensions, housing, North Sea oil, the Common Market, social services, nationalization, wage controls, voluntary agreements, devolution, the Scottish Assembly, and Scottish Government. Respondents were then asked to agree or disagree with the suggestions that government should: establish comprehensives, increase cash to health service, repatriate immigrants, control land, increase foreign aid, toughen on crime, control pollution, give workers more say, curb Communists, spend on poverty, redistribute wealth, decentralize power, preserve the countryside, and... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07871
Contents:
Part 1: Data File
Notes:
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2006-09-15.
Contributor:
Crewe, Ivor
Saerlvik, Bo
Alt, James
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
OCLC:
21017573
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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