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Dutch Parliamentary Election Study, 1986: Stratified Sample (ICPSR 9378)

Principal Investigator(s): van der Eijk, C.; Irwin, G.A.; Niemoeller, B.


This study consists of a short post-election interview with a sample drawn from the Dutch electorate, stratified according to party preference. Many of the questions asked in this survey parallel those appearing in the DUTCH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION STUDY, 1986 (ICPSR 8876). In addition, questions generated by hypotheses about the behavior of supporters of small political parties in general were also included. This collection also contains information from a weekly poll in which the respondents had participated earlier and which was used to stratify the sample. Topics covered include attitudes on political issues such as the economy, social security, euthanasia, nuclear armaments, and foreign workers, experiences with unemployment, religious views, and attitudes toward political parties and other factors important to party choice. Respondents also provided demographic information on income, sex, age, employment and union status, household composition, marital status, type of living quarters, and education.

Series: Dutch Parliamentary Election Study (DPES) Series

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Study Description


van der Eijk, C., G.A. Irwin, and B. Niemoeller. Dutch Parliamentary Election Study, 1986: Stratified Sample. ICPSR09378-v1. Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Steinmetz Archive/Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributors], 1994. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09378.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09378.v1

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This study was funded by:

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

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, domestic policy, Dutch Parliament, euthanasia, foreign policy, foreign workers, government performance, income, nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, parliamentary elections, political affiliation, political attitudes, political change, political issues, political leaders, political participation, public approval, public opinion, social movements, religious attitudes, trust in government, unemployment, union membership, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    Europe, Netherlands, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1986

Date of Collection:   

  • 1985--1986

Universe:    Members of the Dutch electorate at the time of the 1986 parliamentary election.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Information on party preference collected in a number of samples of the Dutch electorate in 1985 and 1986 was used to establish pools for drawing a stratified sample for telephone interviewing. Only respondents who indicated a specific party preference were included in one of 11 pools, which corresponded to both major and minor political parties in the Netherlands. Approximately 75 respondents from each pool were interviewed by telephone.

Data Source:

telephone interviews and information derived from weekly omnibus public opinion polls in the Netherlands


Original ICPSR Release:   1995-03-16

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