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Dutch Parliamentary Election Study, 1982 (ICPSR 8121)

Principal Investigator(s): van der Eijk, C., University of Amsterdam. Department of Political Science; Niemoeller, B., University of Amsterdam. Department of Political Science; Koopman, M.J., University of Amsterdam. Department of Political Science; Koopman, S.M.J., University of Amsterdam. Department of Political Science


Sixth in a series of election studies in the Netherlands, this survey was conducted after the parliamentary elections of September 1982. Like its predecessors, it also focuses upon the partisan orientations and political attitudes of the Dutch electorate. Most of the questions are identical to those used in the 1981 survey. The survey was administered to two separate samples: individuals previously interviewed in the three waves of the 1981 election study (Wave 4), and a fresh sample of individuals not previously interviewed. Of the 2,305 respondents in the original 1981 sample, 1,206 were successfully interviewed in all four waves. The fresh sample includes 1,541 respondents. Of the four data files produced by the 1982 election study, two are available from ICPSR and the other two are held by the Steinmetz Archive in Amsterdam. The Combination File (Part 1) includes data for all of the respondents interviewed in 1982 (1,541 from the fresh sample and 1,206 from Wave 4, for a total of 2,747). Included in this file is a filter variable by which the user can separate the fresh sample respondents from Wave 4 respondents. The Overall File (Part 2) adds to the Combination File the 1,099 attrition cases from the original 1981 sample of 2,305, for a total of 3,846. The codebook also provides frequencies for the two files held by the Steinmetz Archive.

Series: Dutch Parliamentary Election Study (DPES) Series

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DS1:  Combination File - Download All Files (13.941 MB)
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DS2:  Overall File - Download All Files (18.037 MB)
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Study Description


van der Eijk, C., B. Niemoeller, M.J. Koopman, and S.M.J. Koopman. Dutch Parliamentary Election Study, 1982. ICPSR08121-v2. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Steinmetz Archive/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 2017-03-27. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08121.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08121.v2

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This study was funded by:

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Tilburg University (Netherlands)
  • Leiden University (Netherlands)
  • Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Netherlands)
  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Netherlands)
  • Social and Cultural Planning Office (Netherlands)
  • Netherlands Organization for the Advancement of Pure Research
  • University of Amsterdam. Department of Political Science

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, armaments, crime, domestic policy, Dutch Parliament, government performance, national politics, national security, nuclear energy, parliamentary elections, political affiliation, political attitudes, political awareness, political campaigns, political efficacy, political participation, pollution, public opinion, social problems, social protest, trust in government, unemployment, voting behavior, womens rights

Smallest Geographic Unit:    province

Geographic Coverage:    Europe, Global, Netherlands

Time Period:   

  • 1982

Date of Collection:   

  • 1982

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Households listed in the mail-delivery register in the Netherlands.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Conducted by Dutch Inter-university Election Study Workgroup (NKO), Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


Sample:    A sample of 2,646 households was drawn from the mail-delivery register. One elector per household was selected for interviewing.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    The data are not weighted and there are no weight variables in the data.

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:   1985-10-09

Version History:

  • 2017-03-27 The SPSS setup files were updated to conform to current standards. SAS and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, a R data file, a tab-delimited data file, and a PDF codebook have been added to the collection.

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