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Public and political opinion in Belgium. A longitudinal survey on voting behaviour

Research project AG/DD/004 (Research action AG)


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Description :

Panel study on voting behaviour, in relation with social status, attitudes and opinions of the electorate; placing the data at disposal for the researchers.

Objectives
- Carrying out a survey based upon a representative sample of about 4800 voters in the whole country);
- Analysis of results according to the scientific theoretical standards in the field and to the outputs from the previous studies;
- Use of advanced methodology for quality control of the sampling and the analysis.

Workplan
1.analysis of the results of 1991 and 1995 elections (to be continued)
- analysis and a.o. construction of scales of attitudes;
- evaluation of the 1991 and 1995 questionnaires;
- evaluation of the work of the interviewers;
- publications on 1991 and 1995 elections (to be continued);
- service to the users (to be continued).

2.Preparing the survey on the next legislative election (1999)
- new questionnaire;
- sampling methodology;
- training of interviewers;
- refinement of panel study techniques;
- pilot survey.

3.Carrying out the third survey
- random sampling;
- survey of 4800 voters;
- data encoding, data quality control;
- construction of a working database.

4.Preliminary analysis
- preliminary analysis on the main voting determinants and on vote transfers;
- comparison with the previous survey;
- publication of results.

5.Constructions of database and codebooks
- production of the final version of database;
- integration of the data from the three Regions and production of a national codebook;
- data service for national and European users.


Documentation :

Bibliografic references :

(Sub)National Identity and Attitudes Towards Foreigners in Flanders and Wallonia  BILLIET J., MADDENS B. & BEERTEN R. in B. Saunders & D. Haljan (Eds.), Whither Multiculturalism? A Politics of Dissensus. Leuven: Univ. Pers

Does Electoral Change Reflect Party Positioning?  FISHER S. & SWYNGEDOUW M. Flanders 1991-1995', Revue de la Maison Française d'Oxford, vol.1. n° 1,, 2003 

En wat met het Vlaams Blok?  BILLIET J. Gids op Maatschappelijk Gebied, Vol. 94 (6), 2003 

Het falen van Agalev bij de verkiezingen van 18 mei 2003  SWYNGEDOUW M. & JACOBS D. Samenleving en politiek, 10 (7), 2003 

Het gebruik van kiesresultaten als bron voor historisch-politicologisch onderzoek: het politiek-sociologisch verkiezingsonderzoek van de jaren '90  SWYNGEDOUW M. Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis, vol:, 2003 

Le parti démocrate chrétien en Flandre   BILLIET J.  in P. Delwit (Ed.), Démoc. chrét. et conservatismes en Eur. Une nouvelle convergence? Ed° Univ de Bxl, 2003 

Le Vlaams Blok  SWYNGEDOUW M. & VAN CRAEN M. in LECOEUR E., VILLALBA B., Dossier: Permanence et innovation de l’extrême-droite en Europe, in Ecorev, Revue Critique D’écologie Politique., 2003 

Les élections de 1999. le vote, le contexe socio-dmographique et les attitudes en Flandre »  BILLIET J., SWYNGEDOUW M., DEPICKERE A. & MEERSEMAN E. in: Frognier, A.P. & Aish, -A.M. (Eds.), Elections. La rupture? Le comportement des Belges face aux élections de 1999. Bruxelles: De Boeck., 2003 

National Identity and Attitude Toward Foreigners in a Multinational State: a Replication.  BILLIET J., MADDENS B. & BEERTEN R. Political Psychology, Vol. 24 (2),, 2003 

Waarom? Daarom! Verschillen in stemmotieven.  VAN CRAEN M. & SWYNGEDOUW M. Leuven: ISPO,, 2003 

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