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Study Report

Study Number: KB-503-001-2-1-Great Britain-ICPSR-1963

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: Political change in Britain, 1963-1970.  [machine-readable data file] / Butler, David  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7250

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy, 3 volumes and 1 accompanied book called Political change in Britain.

Abstract: The study was designed to investigate political change in Great Britain using a panel technique. The main areas of investigation were the party system, campaign issues, and social class. Information on the political background of the respondent as well as extensive demographic data were also collected. Semantic differential questions were also included. Interviewing was conducted in four waves. The first wave was in 1963, the second wave followed the 1964 General Election, the third wave followed the 1966 General Election, and the fourth wave followed the 1970 General Election. This study contains fourteen overlapping samples. The 1963 wave constitutes a national cross-section sample. For 1964 and 1966 there are electorate samples. The other eleven samples are panels generated by the interviewing of respondents. The data for all fourteen samples are contained in one master file This master file consists of 2,922 respondents, 28 cards of data per respondent. Additionally, three subsets are available as separate files: l) ICPSR 7232: this subset is the 1963 national cross-section sample which contains 2,009 respondents, 8 cards of data per respondent. 2) ICPSR 7233: the second subset is the 1964 electorate sample which contains 1,769 respondents weighted to 1,817.5 with 7 cards of data per respondent. 3) ICPSR 7234: the third subset is the 1966 electorate sample containing 1,874 respondents weighted to 1,898.6 with 6 cards of data per respondent. Requests for these data should include the appropriate ICPSR study number(s). There is a maximum of 1,246 variables for each respondent.

SUBJECT TERMS: campaigns. election studies. political attitudes and behavior. political change. social class structure. voting attitudes and behavior. Great Britain.


Butler, David, and Donald E. Stokes. Political Change in Britain. New York: St. Martin's, 1969. Stokes, Donald E. ''Ideological Competition of British Parties,'' in E. Dreyer and W. Rosenbaum (eds.), Political Opinion and Behavior, 2nd Ed. Belmont: Wadsworth, 1970.

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