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Israeli Election Study, 1984

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; crime; democracy; economic conditions; emigration; ethnic discrimination; inflation; Israeli Knesset; Middle East; national defense; national elections; national security; peace; political leaders; political participation; political parties; violence; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This election study was carried out in one panel during July 8-12, 1984, days before the elections for the Knesset. The study investigates attitudes toward the upcoming election, the current state of Israeli affairs, the question of territorial concessions for Judea, Samaria, and the Gaza Strip, and the presence of ethnic discrimination in Israel. Respondents were asked which political party they believed was best suited to address the challenges of the economy, defense, foreign affairs, and the democratic state. Their views were also sought on which political party--Alignment or Likud--was characterized by experienced leaders, represented minorities, represented the Jewish population, would stand firm in peace negotiations, knew how to withdraw from Lebanon while maintaining the Northern border, would reduce the ethnic gap, and would maintain a democratic regime. In addition, respondents were asked which political party they blamed for the problems of violence, emigration from Israel, high inflation, corruption, crime, and the ethnic gap. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, education, religion, voter participation history, ethnicity, political party membership, political orientation, social class, place of birth, father's place of birth, employment status, monthly expenditures, number of rooms in the home, and number of people living in the home.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1984
  • 1984-07-08 / 1984-07-12
    Collection date: 1984-07-08--1984-07-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
  • Israel
Sampled Universe
Adult Jewish population in Israel, not including residents of kibbutzim and settlers in the occupied territories.
Representative sample of the population of Israel in 1984.
Collection Mode
  • The fieldwork was carried out by Dahaf.

    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.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2997 (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.
  • Arian, Asher, Shamir, Michal. The Elections in Israel, 1984. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction. 1986.
  • 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. Israeli democracy, 1984. Journal of International Affairs.38, (2), 259 -1985.

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

Arian, Asher (2000): Israeli Election Study, 1984. Version 1. Israeli Election Study Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.