Scottish Election Survey, 1997


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<i>Scottish Election Survey, 1997</i> The aims of the 1997 Scottish Election Survey are: to contribute to the construction of a time-series on electoral change at a time when political divergence is one of the key features of political behaviour within the UK; to model political behaviour and attitudes in Scotland both with regard to Britain as a whole, the nations and regions of the UK, as well as within Scotland itself; to understand nationalism in Scotland in the wider European context; to provide a valuable benchmark for assessing the outcomes of Scottish parliament elections and against which to assess future constitutional change.

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The file contains the data for 882 Scottish respondents from: an hour and ten minutes long face-to-face interview; a self-completion questionnaire (including the CSES international module); geographic information derived from the census; turn-out and electoral registration information derived from a check against the marked-up Electoral Registers. The Scottish Election Survey file is a subset from the <i>British General Election Study Cross-section Survey</i> (held at the Data Archive under SN:3887). Standard Measures: self-completion Q3a,b,e,f,g,Q7a make up a standard BGES left-right scale; self-completion Q3e,d,Q4b-e make up a standard BGES libertarian-authoritarian scale. libertarian-authoritarian scale.

Multi-stage stratified random sample

Face-to-face interview



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Creator McCrone, D., University of Edinburgh, Department of Sociology; Surridge, P., University of Aberdeen; Thomson, K., Social and Community Planning Research; Brown, A., University of Edinburgh
Publisher UK Data Service
Publication Year 1998
Funding Reference Economic and Social Research Council
Rights Copyright Social and Community Planning Research; <p>The Data Collection is available to UK Data Service registered users subject to the <a href="" target="_blank">End User Licence Agreement</a>.</p><p>Commercial use of the data requires approval from the data owner or their nominee. The UK Data Service will contact you.</p>
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Language English
Resource Type Numeric
Discipline Economics; Jurisprudence; Law; Social and Behavioural Sciences
Spatial Coverage Scotland