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Wave 5 of the 2014-2018 British Election Study Internet Panel Daily File

  • March 2015 - May 2015
  • N = 30,725
  • Mode: Online survey

Updated release version of the 2015 campaign wave of the 2014-2018 British Election Study Internet Panel. Version 1.0.

Fieldhouse, E., J. Green., G. Evans., H. Schmitt, C. van der Eijk, J. Mellon and C. Prosser (2015) British Election Study Internet Panel Wave 5. DOI: 10.15127/1.293723
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List of variables

  • Age completed formal education
  • Age group
  • And have you already voted (by post)?
  • Applied for postal vote
  • Are you an employee or self-employed/an independent contractor?
  • Best leader in the campaign
  • Best party on most important issue
  • Candidates or parties on Facebook
  • 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 of vote intention in general election
  • Certainty of vote intention in general election (squeezed)
  • Certainty of vote intention in general election (unsqueezed)
  • Conservatives contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Constituency vote intention
  • Country
  • Country of birth
  • Daily newspaper readership
  • Days R discusses politics
  • Decided on General Election vote
  • Difference between Conservative and Labour parties
  • Displayed an election poster
  • Do you own or rent the home in which you live?
  • Do you use Facebook?
  • Do you use Twitter?
  • Done any work on behalf of a political party or action group
  • 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
  • Ethnicity
  • Facebook political info: Candidates or parties
  • Facebook political info: Someone you know personally
  • For some crimes, the death penalty is the most appropriate sentence
  • Gender
  • General election postal vote retro
  • General Election vote 2005
  • General Election vote 2010
  • General election vote intention (excluding postal votes)
  • General election vote intention (recalled vote in post-election waves)
  • General election vote intention (squeezed)
  • General election vote intention (unsqueezed)
  • Generally speaking, how willing are you to take risks?
  • Given any money to a political party, organization or cause
  • Good/bad job in govt: Conservatives
  • Good/bad job in govt: Greens
  • Good/bad job in govt: Labour
  • Good/bad job in govt: Lib Dems
  • Good/bad job in govt: Plaid Cymru
  • Good/bad job in govt: SNP
  • Good/bad job in govt: UKIP
  • 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 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 any of the political parties contacted you during the previous 7 days?
  • Have you worked in a paid job in the past?
  • Highest Qualification
  • Household size
  • Household size - number of children
  • How likely to win in constituency: Conservatives
  • How likely to win in constituency: Greens
  • How likely to win in constituency: Labour
  • How likely to win in constituency: Liberal Democrats
  • How likely to win in constituency: Plaid Cymru
  • How likely to win in constituency: Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • How likely to win in constituency: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)
  • Income - gross household
  • Income - gross personal
  • individual calander day weights
  • Interest in General Election
  • Interview Start Time
  • Join coalition with Conservatives: Green Party
  • Join coalition with Conservatives: Liberal Democrats
  • Join coalition with Conservatives: Plaid Cymru
  • Join coalition with Conservatives: Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • Join coalition with Conservatives: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)
  • Join coalition with Labour: Green Party
  • Join coalition with Labour: Liberal Democrats
  • Join coalition with Labour: Plaid Cymru
  • Join coalition with Labour: Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • Join coalition with Labour: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)
  • Knows Angela Merkel's job
  • Knows Bashar al-Assad's job
  • 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
  • Knows Vladmir Putin's job
  • Labour contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • 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
  • 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: Scottish National Party (outside Scotland)
  • Like/dislike: Sturgeon
  • Like/dislike: United Kingdom Independence Party
  • Like/dislike: Wood
  • Likelihood to vote in general election
  • Likely to win majority: Conservatives
  • Likely to win majority: Labour
  • Listened to or watched a party election broadcast
  • Most important issue category (auto-coded)
  • Never went to private school
  • No caring responsibilities
  • No chance at coalition: All parties have a chance
  • No chance at coalition: Conservatives
  • No chance at coalition: Green Party
  • No chance at coalition: Labour
  • No chance at coalition: Liberal Democrats
  • No chance at coalition: Plaid Cymru
  • No chance at coalition: Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • No chance at coalition: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)
  • None of these parties contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • NS-SEC social class analytic categories
  • Other party contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Other than on Twitter and Facebook, have you visited the website of a candidate
  • Party ID if no party to first ID question
  • Party identification
  • People who break the law should be given stiffer sentences
  • Plaid Cymru contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Preferred election outcome: Conservative led coalition
  • Preferred election outcome: Conservative majority
  • Preferred election outcome: Labour led coalition
  • Preferred election outcome: Labour majority
  • Preferred election outcome: Some other government
  • 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
  • Religious affiliation
  • Religious denomination
  • Schools should teach children to obey authority
  • Shared political content on another website/online platform
  • Shared political content on Facebook
  • Shared political content on Twitter
  • Shared political content through email
  • Shared political content through instant messaging
  • Signed up online to help a party or candidate
  • 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 visited home
  • Speaks Welsh?
  • Strength of party identification
  • Subject area currently studying in higher education
  • Subject area studied in higher education
  • 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
  • Twitter political info: Candidates or parties
  • Twitter political info: Other people (e.g. commentators, journalists etc)
  • Twitter political info: Someone you know personally
  • UKIP contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Visited another party or candidate website
  • Visited Conservative party or candidate website
  • Visited Green party or candidate website
  • Visited Labour party or candidate website
  • Visited Liberal Democrat party or candidate website
  • Visited Plaid Cymru party or candidate website
  • Visited SNP party or candidate website
  • Visited UKIP party or candidate website
  • Watched first debate
  • Watched second debate
  • Watched third debate
  • Went to private primary/middle school
  • Went to private secondary school
  • Were you an employee or self-employed/an independent contractor?
  • What is your marital status?
  • Which party signed up online to help
  • Work type
  • Working status
  • Worst leader in the campaign
  • Young people today don't have enough respect for traditional British values