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Israeli Election Study, 1981

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Arian, Asher
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Israeli Election Study Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Arab Israeli relations; democracy; economic conditions; Israeli Knesset; Middle East; national defense; national elections; national security; peace; political participation; political parties; voter apathy; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This election study was carried out in three separate phases: March 18-25, April 26-May 5, and May 27-June 6 of 1981. The study investigated attitudes on Israel's national agenda, party stances, a voter model for the ideal political party, reasons for voter apathy, and the extent to which voters can influence political decisions. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, education, political orientation, marital/family status, employment status, social class, number of people in household, adherence to religious tradition, characteristics of place of residence, length of time as an Israeli resident, monthly household expenses, and contact with media sources.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: March 1981
    • DS2: April 1981
    • DS3: May 1981
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1981
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
  • Israel
Representative sample of the population of Israel in 1981.
Collection Mode
  • The fieldwork was carried out by Dahaf (March and May) and by the Israeli Institute for Applied Social Research (April).

    This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

2006-01-18 File QU2996.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 CB2996.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
  • 2996 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • 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.
  • Abramson, Paul R.. Generational replacement, ethnic change, and partisan support in Israel. Journal of Politics.51, (3), 545-574.1989.
  • Shamir, Jacob. Preelection polls in Israel: Structural constraints on accuracy. Public Opinion Quarterly.50, (1), 62-75.1986.
    • ID: 10.1086/268959 (DOI)
  • Arian, Asher. The Elections in Israel, 1981. Tel Aviv: Ramot. 1983.
  • Arian, Asher, Shamir, Michal. The primarily political functions of the left-right continuum. Comparative Politics.15, (2), 139-158.1983.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Shamir, Michal, Arian, Asher. The Ethnic Vote in Israel's 1981 Elections. Electoral Studies.1, (3), 315-331.1982.
    • ID: 10.1016/0261-3794(82)90221-9 (DOI)

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

Arian, Asher (2000): Israeli Election Study, 1981. Version 1. Israeli Election Study Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.