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Dutch Parliamentary Election Study, 1971 (ICPSR 7311)

Principal Investigator(s): Mokken, Robert J.; Roschar, Frans M.


This study was designed as a two-wave panel investigation of the 1971 election for the Second Chamber of Parliament in the Netherlands. The first wave was completed during the election campaign, and the second wave was conducted after the April 28, 1971, election date. Of the 2,495 respondents, 1,980 were reinterviewed in the second wave. The questions focused on the respondents' partisan preferences, political participation, and attitudes on political issues. The respondents were asked about problems in society and in their localities. In addition, they were asked to assess the performance of the political parties. Demographic data include age, sex, marital status, number of children, level of education, employment status and occupation, union membership, and religious preference.

Series: Dutch Parliamentary Election Study (DPES) Series

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Study Description


Mokken, Robert J., and Frans M. Roschar. Dutch Parliamentary Election Study, 1971. ICPSR07311-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1975. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07311.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07311.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • Netherlands Organization for the Advancement of Pure Research

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    domestic policy, Dutch Parliament, government performance, parliamentary elections, political affiliation, political attitudes, political change, political issues, political participation, public approval, public opinion, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    Europe, Global, Netherlands

Time Period:   

  • 1971

Date of Collection:   

  • 1971-02--1971-05

Universe:    Registered voters in the Netherlands.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Conducted by N.V. v/h Nederlandse Stichting voor Statistiek.


Sample:    Two-stage stratified random sampling.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-19

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