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Cross-sectional data

The BES has historically conducted a post-election in-person (face-to-face) survey to obtain responses from a representative sample of the general population after the election (and also before the election in a few instances). These data provide a representative ‘snap-shot’ of the population and each dataset includes a new set of survey respondents. The BES cross-section surveys commonly include a post-election mailback survey component and sometimes include a pre and post interview response from the same respondents, which are denoted by variables preceding: a (pre-election), b (post-election), c (mailback). The following list of surveys goes back as far as we are currently able to source all data. The earliest surveys will be added soon.

1963-1970 Political Change in Britain

  • April 1963 - December 1970
  • N = 2,922
  • Mode: Face-to-face

1963-1970 Political Change in Britain Collated data from Face-to-Face Cross-Section and Panel Surveys.

Butler, David, and Donald E. Stokes. POLITICAL CHANGE IN BRITAIN, 1963-1970 [Computer file]. ICPSR07250-v3. Conducted by David Butler, Bibliographic Citation: Nuffield College, Oxford, and Donald E. Stokes, University of Michigan, 1979. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor].