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The voters about reasons for their party choice in the European Parliament election 1995–2014. Percent

 Party
Reasons for party choiceVSCFPMKDMPSDFIPPJLTotal
The parties' politics on the EU level
                       
1995
91 76 83 77 84 75 87 - - - - 83
1999
88 74 62 74 84 72 88 - - - - 79
2004
78 68 69 66 71 60 80 - - - 82 73
2009
75 71 72 81 77 72 86 - - 59 79 74
2014*
89 82 89 88 89 80 90 85 81 81 - 86
The parties' efforts in Swedish politics
                       
1995
60 78 65 56 79 78 45 - - - - 66
1999
72 84 49 42 77 77 51 - - - - 66
2004
58 70 67 69 76 63 55 - - - 33 63
2009
60 79 64 67 91 77 69 - - 49 15 71
2014*
84 86 69 67 89 66 74 93 75 51 - 79
The candidates on the ballot
                       
1995
27 42 60 31 34 67 37 - - - - 39
1999
45 47 55 87 36 62 41 - - - - 52
2004
70 37 64 49 40 83 24 - - - 41 47
2009
33 47 61 76 38 73 45 - - 10 33 47
2014*
52 71 55 82 70 89 62 39 62 41 - 47
Usually vote for that party**
                       
1995
15 55 35 37 40 21 4 - - - - 32
1999
8 54 40 15.0 39 8 8 - - - - 28
2004
32 64 51 30 50 33 11 - - - 3 38
2009
35 51 31 16 40 22 13 - - 4 6 30
2014*
35 59 21 20 49 21 16 30 5 8 - 30

*2014 the data collection method was changed to papper questionnaires from mainly personal interviews. Due to this comparison with previous yeras should be done with caution.
** Between the years 1995-2009 the reason was given as "old habit/loyalty to my party".

Comments

The queston was: "How important were the following reasons for your party choice in this year's European Parliament election? The answers were either "one of the most important", "rather important", "not especially important" or "not at all important"

The results in the table include the share of respondents who classified the different reasons as either "one of the most important" or "rather important". The number of respondents 2014 is for V 82, S 303, C 96, FP 139, M 139, KD 71, MP 256, SD 7, FI 79, PP 27.

More about the results

Source
SCB

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