MPs Survey 2008

Portuguese MPs survey, 2008: 2005 legislative election

Databases & documentation: free access.
Comments are welcomed.

Principal Investigators

André Freire, Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CIES-ISCTE-IUL).
José Manuel Leite Viegas, Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CIES-ISCTE-IUL).

Research assistants

Filipa Seiceira – Principal research assistant

Research assistants - Interviewers
Joana Alegre
João Cancela
Inês Carneiro
Sandra Carvalho
Inês Lima
José Nuno Matos
Hernâni Pereira
Maria Matilde Stoleroff
Pedro Fragoso

Citation rules

Freire, A. & Viegas, J. M. L. (2008) ‘Portuguese MPs survey, 2008: 2005 legislative
election’, Research project at ISCTE-IUL and CIES-IUL, Portuguese Deputies in
Comparative Perspective: Elections, Leadership, and Political Representation, FCT:
PTDC/CPO/64469/2006, available online at:

References (and with relevant methodological information)

Belchior, A. M. (2014), ‘Explaining MPs' perceptions of voters' positions in a party-mediated representation system: Evidence from the Portuguese case’, Party Politics, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 403-415.

Ana Belchior & André Freire (2013), «Is Party Type Relevant to an Explanation of Policy Congruence? Catch-all versus Ideological Parties in the Portuguese Case», International Political Science Review, Vol. 34, Nº 3, pp. 273-288.

André Freire & Ana Belchior (2013), “Ideological Representation in Portugal: MPs-Electors Linkages in Terms of Left-Right Placement and Substantive Meaning”, Journal of Legislative Studies, 19, No.1 (March 2013), pp. 1-21.

Freire, André, Viegas, José Manuel, & Seiceira, Filipa (2009), Representação Política em Portugal – Inquéritos e Bases de Dados, Lisboa, Sextante.
(relevant methodological information should be consulted in this Booklet)

Freire, André & José Manuel Leite Viegas (editors) (2015), Political Representation in Portugal: The Years of the Socialist Majority, 2005-2009, E-book, Authors’ Edition, Leya,

Olivier Costa, André Freire Jean-Benoit Pilet (2012), Editors of the Symposium “Political representation in Belgium, France, and Portugal: MPs and their constituents in very different political systems”, organizado para a Revista Representation – Journal of Representative Democracy, Volume 48 (4), pp. 351-418. (4 articles plus introduction)