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Welsh Election Study

The Welsh Election Study is an independent, ESRC-funded academic study of Welsh politics, elections and voting behaviour in the Senedd elections in 2021.

Previous Welsh Election Studies have examined voting and attitudes at every devolved election since 1999, the 1979, 1997 and 2011 referendums, and the 2019 UK general election.

  • The study includes:
  • A study of voters, including a six-wave survey of a representative sample of the Welsh electorate – the largest ever survey of its kind.
  • Significant new insights into the role played by national identity.
  • Data on constitutional preferences and party leader approval.
  • A series of events and lectures disseminating the findings.

The Welsh Election Study data and outputs can be accessed at the study’s own dedicated website.