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Israeli Election Study, 1977

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Arian, Asher (Tel Aviv University. Department of Political Science)
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Israeli Election Study Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Arab Israeli relations; democracy; economic conditions; Israeli Knesset; Likud Party; Middle East; national defense; national elections; national security; peace; Peres, Shimon; political participation; political parties; Rabin, Yitzhak; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This election study was conducted in four phases. The first three were fielded prior to the May 17, 1977 Knesset (Israeli parliament) election and the June 21, 1977, Histadrut (Israeli trade union) election. The fourth and final phase was a post-election survey. In March 1977 a first round of interviews was held after the Labor Party's Convention that elected Yitzhak Rabin as party leader. The April survey was conducted after Rabin's resignation and his replacement by Shimon Peres. The last round of pre-election interviews was held in May. The post-election survey was conducted at the end of June. The surveys examined voters' opinions on different parties and on national issues, such as security, peace, the electoral system, corruption, and Israel's economy. The pre-election surveys sought voters' evaluations of the various party platforms and the parties' chances for election, while the post-election survey queried respondents for their reactions to the Likud Party's election and their party choices. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, education, religion, marital/family status, observance of religious traditions, household income, social class membership, employment status, respondent's and respondent's father's place of birth, and characteristics of living conditions.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: March 1977
    • DS2: April 1977
    • DS3: May 1977
    • DS4: June 1977
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1977
  • Collection date: 1977
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
  • Israel
  • Middle East
Sampled Universe
Smallest Geographic Unit: country
Representative sample of the population of Israel in 1977.
Collection Mode
  • The field work was carried out by the Israeli Institute for Applied Social Research.

2013-04-23 SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, and a tab-delimited data file have been added to the collection. The codebook has been updated.2006-01-18 File QU2989.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-01-18 File CB2989.ALL was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2989 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02989.v1
  • Shamir, Michal, Arian, Asher. Collective identity and electoral competition in Israel. American Political Science Review.93, (2), 265-277.1999.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Arian, Asher. Political parties and the emergence of Israel's second republic. Political Parties and the Collapse of the Old Orders.Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. 1998.
  • Arian, Asher. The Second Republic: Politics in Israel. Chatham, NJ: Chatham House Press. 1998.
  • Arian, Asher, Shamir, Michal. Two Reversals in Israeli Politics: Why 1992 was not 1977. Electoral Studies.12, (4), 315-341.1993.
    • ID: 10.1016/0261-3794(93)90037-K (DOI)
  • Abramson, Paul R.. Generational replacement, ethnic change, and partisan support in Israel. Journal of Politics.51, (3), 545-574.1989.
  • Arian, Asher, Shamir, Michal. The primarily political functions of the left-right continuum. Comparative Politics.15, (2), 139-158.1983.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Arian, Asher. The Elections in Israel, 1977. Jerusalem: Academic Press. 1980.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Arian, Asher (2001): Israeli Election Study, 1977. Version 2. Israeli Election Study Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.