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General elections, election study

The Swedish election studies comprise a sample survey carried out in cooperation between Statistics Sweden and the Department of Political Science at University of Gothenburg. The studies have been conducted in connection with each election to the Riksdag (Swedish Parliament) since 1956.

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General Election, Election Survey 2014


Voter volatility in Sweden remains at a historically high level. The proportion of floating voters between the 2010 and 2014 Riksdag election was 36 percent. Accounts of an increasingly volatile electorate are well-known, but also very one-sided. Considerable voter volatility no longer means that voters are lost or confused. The ideological orientation and standpoints of political issues clearly mark the limits for the scope, character and effects of voter volatility.

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Title Language Type Date
Floating voters Report 2016-02-01
The Super Election Year 2014 Report 2015-10-01
Increasing voter volatility Report 2013-09-18
The Eight Parties Election 2010. Corrected version 2011-12-29 Report 2011-12-21
Why the Alliance for Sweden won – A summary of results from the Election Survey 2006 Report 2009-02-26
General elections. Part 4. Special studies Report 2008-01-31
Voter trends – Summary of some results from the Swedish National Election Surveys 1956–2002 Report 2004-11-25
General elections. Part 4. Special studies Report 2004-01-30

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