Twitter Data for Scottish Independence Referendum and UK General Election

Dataset

Description

Below list summaries the total tweets collected per day for Scottish referendum.

05 Sept 2014 -> 647152 | 06 Sept, 2014 -> 1086644
07 Sept, 2014 -> 1090521 | 08 Sept, 2014 -> 1098217
09 Sept, 2014 -> 1105799 | 10 Sept, 2014 -> 1107038
11 Sept, 2014 -> 1108409 | 12 Sept, 2014 -> 1101629
13 Sept, 2014 -> 1096988 | 14 Sept, 2014 -> 1112344
15 Sept, 2014 -> 1122192 | 16 Sept, 2014 -> 1118103
17 Sept, 2014 -> 1079947 | 19 Sept, 2014 -> 1143860
20 Sept, 2014 -> 1141989 | 21 Sept, 2014 -> 1140853

Below list summaries the total tweets collected per day for General Election 2015.

06 May 2015 -> 2393334 | 07 May 2015 -> 194376
08 May 2015 -> 2774692 | 09 May 2015 -> 156256
10 May 2015 -> 1745619 | 11 May 2015 -> 134590

The following keywords are the samples of the hashtags used for collecting the above tweets:

Westminister, Cameron, Miliband,Sturgeon, Clegg, Farage, UKIP, Plaid Cymru, Libdem, Liberal, Communist, Labour, Labor, Conservative, Tories, Liberal Democrat, SNP, Green, left wing, right wing, left-wing, right wing, employment, unemployment, work, jobs, wages, pay, salaries, low pay, parttime, rich, housing, second homes, banks, banking, bankers, economy, crisis, recession, recovery, bailout, interest rates, socialist, socialism, redtories, neoliberalism, globalisation, globalization, consumption, protest, budget, business, consumer, benefits, scroungers, skivers, hard working, immigration, emigration, pension, pensioner, public service, debt, public spending, welfare, zero hours, insecurity, insecure work, tax avoidance, tax evasion, inequality, taxation, tax, BTL, buy to let, mortgages, rents, renting, housing prices, energy, oil, privatisation, NHS, health, cuts, Welsh, Irish, English, Scots, Scottish, Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland, nationalism, independence, austerity, deficity.

Please check our website (www.indyref.abdn.ac.uk) for the full details on the analysis.
Date made available2015
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen
Temporal coverage2014 - 2015
Date of data productionJan 2015 - May 2015

Keywords

  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • ES/M001628/1

Cite this

Pang, W. (Data Manager), Abdul, A. O. (Data Collector), Emele, C. D. (Data Collector), Bone, J. D. (Contributor), Coghill, G. M. (Data Manager). (2015): Twitter Data for Scottish Independence Referendum and UK General Election, University of Aberdeen.