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European Election Studies 1989

This study consisted of a series of three surveys: the first in November 1988, the second in April 1989 and the third immediately following the elections in June 1989. To reduce costs, the first two of these were fielded in conjunction with the regular Eurobarometre autumn and spring surveys. The final survey was fielded in conjunction with a special Eurobarometre survey organized by the CEC as its contribution to our research effort. A major grant from the British ESRC went part-way towards funding the final wave: additional funding for it and previous waves was provided from a variety of sources.

The questionnaires were identical in all member states (apart from unavoidable variations due to language and institutional differences).

Data description available at: UK Data Archive 1, UK Data Archive 2, UK Data Archive 3, or ICPSR 1, ICPSR 2, ICPSR 3. The data can be obtained from the Cologne-based Zentralarchiv für Empirische Sozialforschung, now GESIS-ZA.

For the European Election Study (EES) Trend File and data from the EES surveys in 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004, see also the website of Michael Marsh and Slava Mikhaylov at Trinity College Dublin.

  • Pilar del Castillo (then UNED, Madrid, now Member of the European Parliament)
  • Roland Cayrol (CEVIPOF, Paris)
  • Cees van der Eijk (then University of Amsterdam, now University of Nottingham)
  • Mark Franklin (then University of Strathclyde Scotland, now EUI)
  • Manfred Kuechler (then Florida State University, now City University of New York)
  • Renato Mannheimer (UniversitÓ Bicocca di Milano)
  • Michael Marsh (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Erik Oppenhuis (then University of Amsterdam)
  • Hermann Schmitt (University of Mannheim)
  • Colette Ysmal (then (CEVIPOF, Paris)

Data Release
Availability of data releases

An Audit of Democracy in the European Union


EES Bibliography
Extensive bibliography for European Election Studies

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