International Workbook: Political Participation (United Kingdom)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Asher, Herbert B. (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
  • Butler, David (Nuffield College, Oxford)
  • Richardson, Bradley M. (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
  • Stokes, Donald E. (Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)
  • Weisberg, Herbert F. (Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio)
Publication Date
  • No information available (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Elections
    • Social stratification and groupings
  • Abstract

    Exercise sub-dataset for the Workbook ´Political Participation´. Topics: self-assessment of class; degree of party identification; perceived opportunity to influence the government; political interest; interest in the election campaign; interest in the election result; political interest of father during one´s childhood; participation in election events; election participation at the last election; regional origin; perceived differences between the parties; media usage for political opinion making; party preference of parents during one´s childhood; perceived class conflicts; class mobility; judgement on one´s own economic situation; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; most important political topics. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; size of place of residence; union membership; local residency; characteristics of head of household; occupation; occupational position; employment; occupation and occupational position of father; growing up in the city or country; social origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1963 / 1970
Geographic Coverage
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Sampled Universe
Persons eligible to vote and living in private households in England, Wales and Scotland.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1481
    Number of Variables: 63
The current data set is part of a complete project described in detail in the above-mentioned Workbook. The individual data sets are excerpts from studies archived at the ICPSR or the Zentralarchiv appropriate for an international comparison. The contents of the sub-datasets archived under ZA Study Nos. 1401 to 1408 are largely but not completely identical. This data set is based on the ICPSR Studies 7232 (1963), 7233 (1964), 7234 (1966) and 7250 (1970). This is a four-wave panel with one survey before and three surveys after an election.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1407 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Asher, Herbert B.; Richardson, Bradley M.; Weisberg, Herbert F.: Political Participation: An ISSC Workbook in Comparative Analysis. Frankfurt/New York: Campus 1984. (Beiträge zur empirischen Sozialforschung)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 243 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22