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Post-Election Wave 6 of the 2014-2018 British Election Study Internet Panel

  • May 2015 - May 2015
  • N = 30,027
  • Mode: Online survey

The 2015 post-election wave of the 2014-2018 British Election Study Internet Panel. Version 1.2.

Fieldhouse, E., J. Green., G. Evans., H. Schmitt, and C. van der Eijk (2015) British Election Study Internet Panel Wave 6. DOI: 10.15127/1.293723
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List of variables

  • Age completed formal education
  • Age group
  • And, overall, which party leader do you think performed worst during the electio
  • Apart from such special occasions such as weddings, funerals and baptisms, how o
  • Are you an employee or self-employed/an independent contractor?
  • Are you, or have you ever been, a member of any political party?
  • As far as you know, is your name on the electoral register
  • Attention to Politics
  • Best party on most important issue
  • Bought - or refused to buy – any products for political or ethical reasons?
  • Cares for pre-school age children
  • Cares for school age children
  • Cares for sick, disabled or elderly adults
  • Censorship of films and magazines is necessary to uphold moral standards
  • Certainty about Conservatives' position on EU
  • Certainty about Conservatives' position on redistribution
  • Certainty about Green's position on EU
  • Certainty about Green's position on redistribution
  • Certainty about Labour's position on EU
  • Certainty about Labour's position on redistribution
  • Certainty about Liberal Democrats' position on EU
  • Certainty about Liberal Democrats' position on redistribution
  • Certainty about own position on EU
  • Certainty about own position on redistribution
  • Certainty about UKIP's position on EU
  • Certainty about UKIP's position on redistribution
  • Christians
  • Coalition governments are more effective than single party governments
  • Coalition governments are more in tune with the public than governments formed o
  • Conservatives contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Conservatives emotions: Afraid
  • Conservatives emotions: Angry
  • Conservatives emotions: Hopeful
  • Conservatives emotions: None of these
  • Conservatives emotions: Proud
  • Conservatives united or divided
  • Contacted a politician, government or local government official?
  • Country
  • Country of birth
  • Cuts to local services in my area
  • Cuts to NHS services
  • Cuts to public spending in general
  • Daily newspaper readership
  • Deficit reduction necessary/unnecessary
  • Delivering Leaflets
  • Dependent on parents/other relatives
  • Did any of the political parties contact you during the recent General Election
  • Did you fill in the registration form yourself or did someone fill it in on your
  • Did you supervise or were you responsible for the work of any other people?
  • Displayed an election poster
  • Do you generally think of yourself as a little closer to one of the parties than
  • Do you have any long-term illness, health problem or disability which limits you
  • Do you have any regrets about how you voted in the general election?
  • Do you own or rent the home in which you live?
  • Do you supervise or are you responsible for the work of any other people?
  • Do you think now is a good or a bad time for people to buy major household items
  • Do you think that the amount of money families on welfare receive is too high or
  • Do you think that there should be another independence referendum within the nex
  • Do you use Facebook?
  • Do you use Twitter?
  • Done any work on behalf of a political party or action group?
  • Doorstep Canvassing
  • During the election campaign, did you get news about politics and the election t
  • During the election campaign, did you get news about politics and the election t
  • During the election campaign, did you help any of the political parties with the
  • Earnings from employment (own or spouse / partner's)
  • Education qualification (highest attained)
  • Employers should be allowed to hire workers on zero-hour contracts
  • England
  • Equal opportunities for ethnic minorities gone too far | not far enough
  • Equal opportunities for women gone too far |not far enough
  • Equal opportunities to gays and lesbians gone too far | not far enough
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Ethnicity
  • European Integration scale (1990s version): Conservatives
  • European Integration scale (1990s version): Greens
  • European Integration scale (1990s version): Labour
  • European Integration scale (1990s version): Liberal Democrats
  • European Integration scale (1990s version): Plaid Cymru
  • European Integration scale (1990s version): self
  • European Integration scale (1990s version): SNP
  • European Integration scale (1990s version): UKIP
  • European Integration scale (ESS version): Conservatives
  • European Integration scale (ESS version): Greens
  • European Integration scale (ESS version): Labour
  • European Integration scale (ESS version): Liberal Democrats
  • European Integration scale (ESS version): Plaid Cymru
  • European Integration scale (ESS version): self
  • European Integration scale (ESS version): SNP
  • European Integration scale (ESS version): UKIP
  • Financial situation of your household
  • For some crimes, the death penalty is the most appropriate sentence
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual or, transgender people
  • GB full weight
  • Gender
  • General economic retrospective evaluation: country
  • General economic situation in this country
  • General Election vote 2005
  • General Election vote 2010
  • General election vote intention (recalled vote in post-election waves)
  • Generally speaking, do you think of yourself as Labour, Conservative, Liberal De
  • Generally speaking, how willing are you to take risks?
  • Given any money to a political party, organization or cause
  • Going to vote is a lot of effort
  • Gone on strike or taken industrial action?
  • Government Office Region
  • Green Party contacted by email
  • Green Party contacted by letter/leaflet
  • Green Party contacted by SMS
  • Green Party contacted by telephone
  • Green Party contacted in other ways
  • Green Party contacted in street
  • Green Party Contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Green Party emotions: Afraid
  • Green Party emotions: Angry
  • Green Party emotions: Hopeful
  • Green Party emotions: None of these
  • Green Party emotions: Proud
  • Green Party united or divided
  • Green Party visited home
  • Handle most important issue: Conservatives
  • Handle most important issue: Green Party
  • Handle most important issue: Labour
  • Handle most important issue: Liberal Democrat
  • Handle most important issue: UKIP
  • Have you worked in a paid job in the past?
  • Helping Out at the Campaign Office
  • Highest Qualification
  • Household size
  • Household size - number of children
  • How do you wish you had voted?
  • How many people work for your employer at the place where you work?
  • How many people worked for your employer at the place where you worked most rece
  • How much influence do you think the party that you voted for will have in the ne
  • How satisfied or dissatisfied are you with the system of registering to vote in
  • I have a pretty good understanding of the important political issues facing our
  • I visited the polling station on my own
  • I visited the polling station with another person who voted
  • I visited the polling station with someone who did NOT vote
  • I voted by post
  • If there was a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union$turnoutT
  • If there was another referendum on Scottish independence, how do you think you w
  • Immigration level increase/decrease
  • In the recent General Election, did the candidate that you voted for get elected
  • Income - gross household
  • Income - gross personal
  • Income source: don't know
  • Income Support or family credit
  • Increases in tuition fees for University students
  • Interest from savings or investments
  • Interest in General Election
  • Interview Start Time
  • Invalidity, sickness or disabled pension or benefit(s)
  • Is $registeredOther the postcode of your current address?
  • It doesn't matter which political party is in power
  • It is every citizen's duty to vote in an election
  • It is more difficult to know who to blame when parties govern in coalition
  • It is often difficult for me to understand what is going on in government and po
  • It takes too much time and effort to be active in politics and public affairs
  • Jobseeker's Allowance / Unemployment benefit
  • Knows Ed Miliband's job
  • Knows George Obsborne's job
  • Knows John Bercow's job
  • Knows Nick Clegg's job
  • Knows Theresa May's job
  • Labour contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Labour emotions: Afraid
  • Labour emotions: Angry
  • Labour emotions: Hopeful
  • Labour emotions: None of these
  • Labour emotions: Proud
  • Labour united or divided
  • Left-right value: Big business takes advantage of ordinary people
  • Left-right value: Government should redistribute incomes
  • Left-right value: Management will always try to get the better of employees
  • Left-right value: Ordinary working people do not get their fair share
  • Left-right value: There is one law for the rich and one for the poor
  • Left/right position: Conservative
  • Left/right position: Greens
  • Left/right position: Labour
  • Left/right position: Lib Dems
  • Left/right position: Plaid Cymru
  • Left/right position: Self
  • Left/right position: SNP
  • Left/right position: UKIP
  • Lib Dems contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Liberal Democrats emotions: Afraid
  • Liberal Democrats emotions: Angry
  • Liberal Democrats emotions: Hopeful
  • Liberal Democrats emotions: None of these
  • Liberal Democrats emotions: Proud
  • Liberal Democrats united or divided
  • Like/dislike: Bennett
  • Like/dislike: British National Party (BNP)
  • Like/dislike: Cameron
  • Like/dislike: Clegg
  • Like/dislike: Conservatives
  • Like/dislike: Farage
  • Like/dislike: Green Party
  • Like/dislike: Labour
  • Like/dislike: Liberal Democrats
  • Like/dislike: Miliband
  • Like/dislike: Plaid Cymru
  • Like/dislike: Scottish National Party
  • Like/dislike: Sturgeon
  • Like/dislike: United Kingdom Independence Party
  • Like/dislike: Wood
  • Listened to or watched a party election broadcast
  • Measures to protect the environment
  • Most important issue category (auto-coded)
  • Most people I know usually vote in general elections
  • Muslims
  • Never went to private school
  • No caring responsibilities
  • Non-electoral participation: Don't know
  • None of these parties contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • NS-SEC social class analytic categories
  • Occupational pension(s) - from previous employer(s)
  • Other party contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Other source
  • Other state benefit
  • Parties and politicians in the UK are more concerned with fighting each other th
  • Parties cannot deliver on their promises when they govern in coalition
  • Party ID if no party to first ID question
  • Party identification
  • People should vote for the party they like the most, even if it's not likely to
  • People who break the law should be given stiffer sentences
  • People who come from the area they represent
  • People who vote for small parties are throwing away their vote
  • People with disabilities
  • People with university degrees
  • Personal economic retrospective evaluation: household
  • Plaid Cymru contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Plaid Cymru emotions: Afraid
  • Plaid Cymru emotions: Angry
  • Plaid Cymru emotions: Hopeful
  • Plaid Cymru emotions: None of these
  • Plaid Cymru emotions: Proud
  • Plaid Cymru united or divided
  • Politicians don't care what people like me think
  • Preferences for English powers | English votes on English laws
  • Private companies running public services
  • Probability of voting for BNP
  • Probability of voting for Conservatives
  • Probability of voting for Green party
  • Probability of voting for Labour
  • Probability of voting for Liberal Democrats
  • Probability of voting for Plaid Cymru
  • Probability of voting for Scottish National Party
  • Probability of voting for UKIP
  • Read a campaign leaflet/letter, text message or email from a political party
  • Reason not reg: Don't know
  • Reason not reg: I didn't know how to register
  • Reason not reg: I didn't want other people to know details
  • Reason not reg: I got left off by mistake
  • Reason not reg: I have recently moved
  • Reason not reg: I just couldn't be bothered
  • Reason not reg: I'm not entitled to vote
  • Reason not reg: I'm not interested in elections
  • Reason not reg: Never received the application form
  • Reason not reg: None of these reasons
  • Redistribution scale: Conservatives
  • Redistribution scale: Greens
  • Redistribution scale: Labour
  • Redistribution scale: Liberal Democrats
  • Redistribution scale: Plaid Cymru
  • Redistribution scale: Self
  • Redistribution scale: SNP
  • Redistribution scale: UKIP
  • Reduce deficit by taxation/spending cuts
  • Religious affiliation
  • Religious denomination
  • Satisfaction with English democracy
  • Satisfaction with EU democracy
  • Satisfaction with Scottish democracy
  • Satisfaction with UK democracy
  • Satisfaction with Welsh democracy
  • Schools should teach children to obey authority
  • Scotland
  • Scotland Q only: Expectations about Scottish powers
  • Scotland Q only: Preferences for Scottish powers
  • Scotland Q only: Vote intention for Scottish Parliament | constituency
  • Scotland Q only: Which institution should decide: Defence
  • Scotland Q only: Which institution should decide: NHS
  • Scotland Q only: Which institution should decide: Police
  • Scotland Q only: Which institution should decide: Schools
  • Scotland Q only: Which institution should decide: Tax
  • Scotland Q only: Which institution should decide: Welfare benefits
  • Scottish regional vote
  • Scottishness: Conservatives
  • Scottishness: Greens
  • Scottishness: Labour
  • Scottishness: SNP
  • Signed a petition not on the Internet?
  • Signed a petition on the Internet?
  • SNP contacted by email
  • SNP contacted by letter/leaflet
  • SNP contacted by SMS
  • SNP contacted by telephone
  • SNP contacted in other ways
  • SNP contacted in street
  • SNP contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • SNP emotions: Afraid
  • SNP emotions: Angry
  • SNP emotions: Hopeful
  • SNP emotions: None of these
  • SNP emotions: Proud
  • SNP visited home
  • Someone else voted for me (proxy voting)
  • Speaks Welsh?
  • State retirement or widow's pension(s)
  • Strength of party identification
  • Student grant or loan
  • Subject area currently studying in higher education
  • Subject area studied in higher education
  • Taken part in a public demonstration?
  • Taking Numbers at Polling Stations
  • Talking to people about the General Election on May 7th, we have found that a lo
  • Telephoning Electors
  • There will be times when you don't have enough money to cover your day to day li
  • Thinking about the outcomes of general elections, which of these statements is m
  • Thinking overall about how the party leaders performed during the election campa
  • Thinking overall about how the party leaders performed during the election campa
  • Time follows politics in newspapers (including online)
  • Time follows politics on the internet (not including newspapers)
  • Time follows politics on the radio
  • Time follows politics on TV
  • Time follows politics talking to other people
  • Tone: Conservatives
  • Tone: Greens
  • Tone: Labour
  • Tone: Liberal Democrats
  • Tone: Plaid Cymru
  • Tone: SNP
  • Tone: UKIP
  • Tried to persuade somebody which party they should vote for
  • Trust MPs in general
  • UKIP contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • UKIP emotions: Afraid
  • UKIP emotions: Angry
  • UKIP emotions: Hopeful
  • UKIP emotions: None of these
  • UKIP emotions: Proud
  • UKIP united or divided
  • Vote method: Don't know
  • Voting is an enjoyable experience
  • Wales
  • Wales Q only: Preferences for Welsh powers
  • Wales Q only: Preferences for Welsh powers
  • Wales Q only: Vote intention for Welsh Assembly | constituency
  • Wales Q only: Which insitution should decide: Tax
  • Wales Q only: Which institution should decide: Defence
  • Wales Q only: Which institution should decide: Justice
  • Wales Q only: Which institution should decide: NHS
  • Wales Q only: Which institution should decide: Police
  • Wales Q only: Which institution should decide: Schools
  • Wales Q only: Which institution should decide: Welfare
  • Went to private primary/middle school
  • Went to private secondary school
  • Were you an employee or self-employed/an independent contractor?
  • What about the local elections on the same day? Did you manage to vote in your l
  • What is your marital status?
  • Which of these is the main source of income for you (and your wife / husband / p
  • Which one of the reasons on this card comes closest to the main reason you voted
  • Which parties helped: Conservatives
  • Which parties helped: don't know
  • Which parties helped: Greens
  • Which parties helped: Labour
  • Which parties helped: Liberal Democrats
  • Which parties helped: Other
  • Which parties helped: Plaid Cymru
  • Which parties helped: SNP
  • Which parties helped: UKIP
  • Which party are you a member of?
  • Which party did you vote for in the local elections?
  • Which party were you most recently a member of?
  • Women
  • Work type
  • Working status
  • Working-class people
  • You will be out of a job and looking for work
  • Young people
  • Young people today don't have enough respect for traditional British values