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Danish Election Studies Continuity File, 1971-1981 (ICPSR 8946)

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This survey is a merged version of recurring questions found in a number of Danish Election Studies. The four groups of variables in the collection deal with the following: (1) the respondent's social and demographic background including sex, age, marital status, occupational status, designation of occupation, branch of economy, size of place of work, number of children under 15, type of household, income, household income, type of residence, and place of residence, (2) political interest and election campaign questions including the role of newspapers, radio, and television during election campaigns, (3) party affiliation, party preference, and actual votes cast in the general election, and (4) information on political attitudes including the respondent's opinion of what the most important political problems facing the country were at that time.

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Study Description


Borre, Ole, et al. Danish Election Studies Continuity File, 1971-1981. ICPSR08946-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-03-25. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08946.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   campaign issues, media influence, political affiliation, political attitudes, political parties, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, vote count

Geographic Coverage:   Denmark, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1971--1981

Universe:   All citizens in Denmark 15 years and older.

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   Multistage samples.

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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


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Version History:

  • 2010-03-25 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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