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

  • 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, and C. van der Eijk (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
  • GB full weight
  • 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
  • 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