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Study Report

Study Number: KC-504-007-1-1-Great Britan-ICPSR-1974

Subject Area: Election Returns

Bibliographic Citation: British election study: February 1974, cross-section.  [machine-readable data file] / Crewe, Ivor  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7868

Date Accessioned: 12/28/1998

Number of Files Received: 0

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison

Date Ordered: 10/1/1998

Documentation: 1 hardcopy codebook.

Abstract: The British Election Study series conducted at the University of Essex has the overall purposes of providing an accurate and comprehensive historical record of the attitudes and behavior of the British electorate at the general elections, to study long-term political and electoral change in Britain, and to contribute to an accumulating archive of data on the political attitudes and behavior of the British electorate over time. The February 1974 cross-section interviewed 2,462 eligible electors in Britain. The personal interviews took place in March-April 1974. Respondents were selected into a multi-stage, self-weighting, stratified, probability sample. The focus of the interview was the general election of February 28, 1974. Respondents answered questions relating to the mass media, to political parties, to their past voting behavior, and regarding their attitudes toward a range of social issues relating to domestic and foreign affairs. Other sets of questions probed for opinions on social mores and life satisfaction. Standard background variables are included. These data were provided by the Social Science Research Council Survey Archive, University of Essex, England. The data and accompanying documentation are disseminated, under an agreement with the SSRC, exactly as they were received, without modification by ICPSR. This agreement also provides that ICPSR will disseminate the data only for use within ordering institutions and that users wishing multiple copies of the documentation must obtain them from SSRC.

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