Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives



Plenty of EU Elections Study Data in the CESSDA Data Catalogue

Our Swedish Service Provider SND has published an article based on an interview with CESSDA Platform Delivery Director, John Shepherdson.

The European Parliament elections are approaching. On 26 May, it is time for 20 seats to be distributed between the Swedish parties. The other EU countries are holding their elections between 23 and 26 May.

If you are looking for research data up to and including the latest EU election in 2014, the CESSDA Data Catalogue, which was launched in November, is a good place to start. Apart from electoral data, you can also find e.g. election manifestos from the EU member countries from 1979–2014, European media studies from 1999, 2004, and 2009, and studies of attitudes to Brexit from 2017 and 2018.

If you search for “European parliament” + election, you will get 239 results (23 April) in the CESSDA Data Catalogue. Among the results you can find data from the Swedish National Election Studies Program, which can be ordered through SND. Some of the larger national research materials are election data from Germany (via GESIS), Finland (via FSD), and the United Kingdom (via UK Data Service). You can also access Eurobarometer data via the catalogue.

Read the whole article on the SND website.