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Wave 17 of the 2014-2023 British Election Study Internet Panel

  • November 2019 - November 2019
  • N = 34,366
  • Mode: Online survey

November 2019 (pre-2019 election) wave of the 2014-2023 British Election Study Internet Panel.

Fieldhouse, E., J. Green, G. Evans, J. Mellon & C. Prosser (2020) British Election Study Internet Panel Wave 17. DOI: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-8810-1
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 Variables
  • 2005 GE turnout
  • 2005 GE vote choice
  • 2010 GE turnout
  • 2010 GE vote choice
  • 2019 GE turnout
  • 2019 GE vote choice
  • Achieve reduced immigration: Brexit Party
  • After Leave: The UK parliament will have more power
  • After leaving the EU, how much control will Britain have over immigration?
  • Age
  • Age completed formal education
  • Age group
  • Allowing Britain to control immigration from the EU
  • An independent candidate
  • Any regrets about how you voted in the EU referendum?
  • Approve: UK government
  • Are you a member or registered supporter of any political party?
  • Are you a parent or guardian?
  • Are your day-to-day activities limited because of a health problem or disability
  • Attention to Politics
  • Authoritarian/libertarianism scale
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: 2017 Results
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: Internet
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: Local Newspaper Coverage
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: Local Results
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: National Newspaper Coverage
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: National Opinion Polls
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: None
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: Other
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: Party Canvassers
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: Party Leaflets
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: Party Social Media
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: Tactical Voting Websites
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: Talking to Locals
  • Based Constituency Win Opinion: TV/Radio Coverage
  • Best party on most important issue
  • Best Prime Minister
  • Best way to run country: strong leader, ignore parliament/elections
  • Boris Johnson
  • Brexit
  • Brexit
  • Brexit
  • Brexit
  • Brexit
  • Brexit Party contacted by email
  • Brexit Party contacted by letter/leaflet
  • Brexit Party contacted by social media
  • Brexit Party contacted by telephone
  • Brexit Party contacted in other ways
  • Brexit Party contacted in street
  • Brexit Party contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Brexit Party united or divided
  • Brexit Party visited home
  • Brexit Party's Brexit Preference
  • Brexit Party: Allow more or fewer immigrants
  • Brexit priority: access to single market versus controlling immigration
  • Britain should stop all government spending on overseas aid
  • British identity scale
  • Certainty of vote intention in general election
  • Church attendance
  • Climate change beliefs
  • Coalition governments are more effective than single party governments
  • Conservative's Brexit Preference
  • Conservatives contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Conservatives united or divided
  • Conservatives: Allow more or fewer immigrants
  • Contacted by any political parties/campaigns in last 4 weeks?
  • Cost of Living getting higher or lower
  • Country
  • Country of Birth
  • Crime
  • Crime
  • Crime levels getting higher or lower
  • Days respondent discusses politics
  • Deal priority: Allowing Britain to make trade deals with other countries
  • Deal priority: Keeping access to EU markets for British firms
  • Deal priority: Keeping open border between NI and Ireland
  • Deal priority: Keeping open border between NI and UK
  • Deal priority: Not having to follow EU rules/regulations
  • Dealing with people: generally trust or generally careful
  • Decided on General Election vote
  • Did you work on your own or did you have employees?
  • Do not trust at all| Trust a great deal
  • Do not trust at all| Trust a great deal
  • Do you own or rent the home in which you live?
  • Do you work on your own or do you have employees?
  • Does your local MP support or oppose Brexit?
  • Economic growth/Protecting environment scale: Brexit Party
  • Economic growth/Protecting environment scale: Conservatives
  • Economic growth/Protecting environment scale: Green
  • Economic growth/Protecting environment scale: Labour
  • Economic growth/Protecting environment scale: Lib Dems
  • Economic growth/Protecting environment scale: Plaid Cymru
  • Economic growth/Protecting environment scale: SNP
  • Economic growth/Protecting the environment scale
  • Economic optimism indicator: good time to buy big household items
  • Economy doing better or worse
  • Education doing better or worse
  • Education level
  • Education level (with add. info)
  • Effect of leaving EU on: Scottish economic situation
  • Effects of leaving EU on: big businesses leaving UK
  • Effects of leaving EU on: Britain's influence in the world
  • Effects of leaving EU on: general economic situation in the UK
  • Effects of leaving EU on: immigration to the UK
  • Effects of leaving EU on: international trade
  • Effects of leaving EU on: my personal financial situation
  • Effects of leaving EU on: NHS
  • Effects of leaving EU on: risk of terrorism
  • Effects of leaving EU on: Scotland leaving the UK
  • Effects of leaving EU on: unemployment
  • Effects of leaving EU on: Welsh economic situation
  • Effects of leaving EU on: working conditions for British workers
  • English identity scale
  • 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
  • EU ID: Criticism of my side feels like a personal insult
  • EU ID: Feel connected when meeting supporters of same side
  • EU ID: interested in what other people think
  • EU ID: Lot in common with supporters of my side
  • EU ID: Praise of my side makes me feel good
  • EU ID: say we instead of they
  • EU referendum identity
  • EU referendum turnout (earliest recorded)
  • EU referendum vote (earliest recorded)
  • European identity scale
  • European Integration scale (1990s version): Brexit Party
  • European Integration scale (1990s version): Conservatives
  • European Integration scale (1990s version): Greens
  • European Integration scale (1990s version): Jeremy Corbyn
  • 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
  • Ever trade union member?
  • Gender
  • General economic retrospective evaluation: country
  • General Election turnout 2015 (earliest recorded)
  • General Election turnout 2017 (earliest recorded)
  • General Election vote 2015 (earliest recorded)
  • General Election vote 2017 (earliest recorded)
  • General election vote intention (recalled vote in post-election waves)
  • General election vote intention (squeezed)
  • General election vote intention (unsqueezed)
  • 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 united or divided
  • Green Party visited home
  • Green's Brexit Preference
  • Green: Allow more or fewer immigrants
  • Gross household income
  • Gross personal income
  • Happy if NI becomes independent?
  • Happy if Wales becomes independent?
  • Have you ever attended a University or other higher education institution?
  • Highest Qualification
  • How happy/disappointed are you that UK voted to leave the EU
  • How is the UK Government handling the process of leaving the EU?
  • How likely to win in constituency: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)
  • How many employees did your parent have?
  • How many of the people in your household are under 18?
  • How should an MP vote if their opinion differs to that of their constituents?
  • How should an MP vote if their opinion differs to that of their party?
  • How well would Labour handle leaving the EU?
  • I feel proud to be British
  • Immigration
  • Immigration
  • Immigration bad or good for economy
  • Immigration enriches or undermines cultural life
  • Immigration levels getting higher or lower
  • In favour of a second EU referendum?
  • Income - gross household
  • Independent contacted by email
  • Independent contacted by leaflet/letter
  • Independent contacted by Social Media
  • Independent contacted by telephone
  • Independent contacted by visit to home
  • Independent contacted in other way
  • Independent contacted in street
  • Interest in General Election
  • Interview Start Time
  • Is the deal negotiated by the UK Govt with the EU good/bad?
  • Is your name on the electoral register?
  • It doesn't matter which political party is in power
  • It is every citizen's duty to vote in an election
  • 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
  • Job chose in previous Q describes what you do?
  • Know Devolution Responsibility: Defence & Foreign Affairs
  • Know Devolution Responsibility: NHS
  • Know Devolution Responsibility: None of these
  • Know Devolution Responsibility: Police
  • Know Devolution Responsibility: Schools
  • Know Devolution Responsibility: Taxation
  • Know Devolution Responsibility: Welfare Benefits
  • Labour contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Labour united or divided
  • Labour's Brexit Preference
  • Labour: Allow more or fewer immigrants
  • Left-right scale
  • Left-right value: Big business takes advantage of ordinary poeple Waves 7-9
  • Left-right value: Government should redistribute incomes Waves 7-9
  • 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 Waves 7-9
  • Left-right value: There is one law for the rich and one for the poor Waves 7-9
  • Left/right position: Brexit Party
  • 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
  • Lib Dem's Brexit Preference
  • Lib Dems contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Lib Dems: Allow more or fewer immigrants
  • Lib-Auth value: Censoring necessary to uphold moral standards Waves 7-9
  • Lib-Auth value: For some crimes, death penalty most appropriate sentence Waves
  • Liberal Democrats united or divided
  • Like/dislike Brexit Party
  • Like/dislike Jonathan Bartley
  • Like/dislike Si├ón Berry
  • Like/dislike: Adam Price
  • Like/dislike: Boris Johnson
  • Like/dislike: Conservatives
  • Like/dislike: Green Party
  • Like/dislike: Jeremy Corbyn
  • Like/dislike: Jo Swinson
  • Like/dislike: Labour
  • Like/dislike: Liberal Democrats
  • Like/dislike: Nigel Farage
  • Like/dislike: Plaid Cymru
  • Like/dislike: Scottish National Party
  • Like/dislike: Sturgeon
  • Like/dislike: United Kingdom Independence Party
  • Likelihood to vote in general election
  • Likelihood Win Local Constituency in GE: Brexit Party
  • Likelihood Win Local Constituency in GE: Conservatives
  • Likelihood Win Local Constituency in GE: Green Party
  • Likelihood Win Local Constituency in GE: Labour
  • Likelihood Win Local Constituency in GE: Lib Dems
  • Likelihood Win Local Constituency in GE: Plaid Cymru
  • Likelihood Win Local Constituency in GE: SNP
  • Likelihood Win Local Constituency in GE: UKIP
  • Likely to win majority: Brexit Party
  • Likely to win majority: Conservatives
  • Likely to win majority: Labour
  • Likely to win majority: Lib Dems
  • MPs from different parties are on parliamentary committees.
  • Never went to private school
  • NHS doing better or worse
  • No Chance at Being Part of Next UK Govt: Brexit
  • No Chance at Being Part of Next UK Govt: DUP
  • 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-one may stand for parliament unless they pay a deposit.
  • None of these
  • None of these
  • None of these parties contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Number of people in household
  • Only taxpayers are allowed to vote in a general election.
  • Opinion on necessity of deficit reduction in next 3 years
  • Other party contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Parliament should cancel Brexit without a second referendum
  • Party ID if no party to first ID question
  • Party identification
  • People should vote for the party they like, even if it will not win
  • People who break the law should be given stiffer sentences
  • Perceived difference between Conservative and Labour parties
  • Perceived Likelihood of Hung Parliament?
  • Personal economic retrospective evaluation: household
  • Plaid Cymru contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Plaid Cymru united or divided
  • Plaid Cymru's Brexit Preference
  • Plaid Cymru: Allow more or fewer immigrants
  • Policy support: Abolish Private School
  • Policy support: Four day week
  • Politicians don't care what people like me think
  • Polling stations close at 10.00pm on election day.
  • Populism: compromise in politics really selling out principles
  • Populism: elected officials talk too much and take too little action
  • Populism: people, not politicians, should make most important policy decisions
  • Populism: politicians in UK Parliament should follow will of the people
  • Populism: rather be represented by citizen than specialised politician
  • Potential referendum choice: remain or government's deal?
  • Potential referendum choice: remain or no deal?
  • Previously union member
  • Probability of voting for Brexit Party
  • 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
  • Proportion of people you discuss politics with that share your party choice
  • Rather trust wisdom of ordinary people than experts
  • Redistribution scale: Brexit Party
  • Redistribution scale: Conservatives
  • Redistribution scale: Greens
  • Redistribution scale: Labour
  • Redistribution scale: Liberal Democrats
  • Redistribution scale: Plaid Cymru
  • Redistribution scale: Self
  • Redistribution scale: SNP
  • Reduce deficit by taxation/spending cuts
  • Referendums are a good way to make important political decisions
  • Region
  • Respondent belonging to any religion?
  • Respondent's self-selected ethnicity
  • Respondent's work status
  • Satisfaction with English democracy
  • Satisfaction with Scottish democracy
  • Satisfaction with UK democracy
  • Satisfaction with Welsh democracy
  • Schools should teach children to obey authority
  • Scotland Q only: Approve: Scottish government
  • Scotland Q only: Happy if Scotland becomes independent
  • Scotland Q only: Independence referendum vote intention
  • Scotland Q only: Scottish identity scale
  • 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
  • ScotRef Identification
  • ScotRefID: Criticism of my side feels like a personal insult
  • ScotRefID: Feel connected when meeting supporters of same side
  • ScotRefID: interested in what other people think
  • ScotRefID: Lot in common with supporters of my side
  • ScotRefID: Praise of my side makes me feel good
  • ScotRefID: say we instead of they
  • Scottish Constituency Vote 2011
  • Scottish Constituency Vote 2016
  • Scottish referendum turnout (earliest recorded)
  • Scottish referendum vote (earliest recorded)
  • Scottish Regional Vote 2011
  • Scottish Regional Vote 2016
  • Self: Allow more or fewer immigrants
  • Should there be another Scottish independence referendum within 10 years
  • SNP contacted by email
  • SNP contacted by letter/leaflet
  • SNP contacted by social media
  • SNP contacted by telephone
  • SNP contacted in other ways
  • SNP contacted in street
  • SNP contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • SNP united or divided
  • SNP visited home
  • SNP's Brexit Preference
  • SNP: Allow more or fewer immigrants
  • Social Grade
  • Speaks Welsh?
  • Strength of party identification
  • Subjective social class
  • The economy
  • The economy
  • The environment
  • The environment
  • The environment
  • The environment
  • The environment
  • The NHS
  • The NHS
  • The UK uses proportional representation for general elections
  • There will be times when you don't have enough money to cover your day to day li
  • 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
  • Trust MPs in general
  • Trust own MP
  • UK Govt Responsible for Econ Change in Last 12 Months?
  • UK Parl knowledge: Number of MPs in Parliament about 100?
  • UKIP contacted you in last 4 weeks
  • Unacceptable next steps on Brexit: Cancel Brexit without a referendum
  • Unacceptable next steps on Brexit: Have a referendum on a deal
  • Unacceptable next steps on Brexit: Leave with a deal with no referendum
  • Unacceptable next steps on Brexit: Leave with no deal
  • Unacceptable next steps on Brexit: None of these are unacceptable
  • Understands the important political issues facing our country
  • Vote intention in referendum on EU membership
  • Voting for small parties is wasting a vote
  • Wales Q only: Approve: Welsh government
  • Wales Q only: Preferences for Welsh powers
  • Wales Q only: Welsh identity scale
  • Weight variable for the GB sample as a whole (Everyone who took wave 2)
  • Welsh Constituency Vote 2016
  • Welsh Regional Vote 2016
  • Went to private/fee paying primary or middle level school
  • Went to private/fee paying secondary school
  • What do you think Britain should do next about Brexit?
  • What is the highest educational or work-related qualification you have?
  • What is your current marital or relationship status?
  • Which daily newspaper do you read most often?
  • Which daily newspaper do you read most often?
  • Which of the following best describes your sexuality?
  • Which party are you a member of?
  • Which party are you a registered supporter of?
  • Who did your father vote for?
  • Who did your mother vote for?
  • Willing to Join Coalition with Conservatives: Brexit Party
  • Willing to Join Coalition with Conservatives: Greens
  • Willing to Join Coalition with Conservatives: Lib Dems
  • Willing to Join Coalition with Conservatives: Plaid
  • Willing to Join Coalition with Conservatives: SNP
  • Willing to Join Coalition with Labour: Brexit Party
  • Willing to Join Coalition with Labour: Greens
  • Willing to Join Coalition with Labour: Lib Dems
  • Willing to Join Coalition with Labour: Plaid
  • Willing to Join Coalition with Labour: SNP
  • Would economy be doing better/worse under Labour
  • Would NHS be doing better /worse under Labour
  • Would successfully reduce immigration: Conservative
  • Would successfully reduce immigration: Green Party
  • Would successfully reduce immigration: Labour
  • Would successfully reduce immigration: Liberal Democrat
  • Would successfully reduce immigration: None of these
  • Would successfully reduce immigration: Plaid Cymru
  • Would successfully reduce immigration: Scottish National Party (SNP)
  • You will be out of a job and looking for work
  • Young people today don't have enough respect for traditional British values
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