The British General Election Study (BGES) series is the longest academic series of nationally representative probability sample surveys in the country. Its purpose is to investigate the changing elements of electoral behaviour in modern Britain and has been conducted after every general election since 1964.
Prior to 1992 BGES surveys have excluded electors living in the 5 constituencies in the Scottish highlands and islands north of the Caledonian canal because the small and scattered electorate there cannot be interviewed cost-effectively.
The aims of the 1997 Scottish Election Survey are:
Cross-sectional (one-time) study:
Machine-readable codebook in Abobe PDF and Microsoft Word - see documentation for The British General Election Study, 1997 (written to CD-ROM 23/7/99).
New documentation which supercedes the stored documentation can now be downloaded from the Economic & Social Data Service.
The following variables have been incorrectly labelled: PolMoral/Pmoral97, PolDonat/Pdonat97, MPSalary/MPSalr97.
Code 3 should read 'Disagree', Code 4 should read 'Disagree strongly'.
Written to CD-ROM 7/1/99.
SPSS portable file.
Users must register before receiving a copy of data files. Edinburgh University users may contact the Data Library for access.