Dutch Parliamentary Election Study Cumulative Dataset, 1971-2006 (ICPSR 28221)

Published: Sep 13, 2010

Principal Investigator(s):
Kees Aarts, University of Twente (Netherlands), and Dutch Electoral Research Foundation; Bojan Todosijevic, University of Twente (Netherlands); Harry van der Kaap, University of Twente (Netherlands)

Series:

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28221.v1

Version V1

This data collection provides directly accessible information on change and stability of electoral behavior and political orientation in the Netherlands. It is a compilation of common core variables included in the Dutch Parliamentary Election Studies of 1971, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1989, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2003, and 2006. As several of the Dutch Parliamentary Election Studies consist of pre-election interviews as well as post-election interviews, the Primary Investigator used the following the criteria for selecting the waves and variables for this collection: (1) The waves and variables included in the integrated dataset should be as representative as possible of the Dutch electorate, (2) If a variable was not available in the first wave of a study, it was taken from the second wave or the third wave, (3) All variables included at least four times in the 1971-2006 studies were included in the integrated dataset (albeit with some exceptions, documented in the "Documentation of Variables" section of the ICPSR codebook), and (4) If necessary, selected variables were recoded and converted to facilitate longitudinal analyses. The major areas of study focus on national problems, political efficacy, perceived stand of the main political parties on important political issues, view of religion in society, satisfaction with government, social participation, voting behavior in recent elections, left-right self-rating, left-right rating of political parties, sense of civic competence, civic political participation, legitimacy of social protest and government reaction, political distrust, and political cynicism. Respondents' views on other salient political and social issues, such as abortion, nuclear energy, differences in income, and nuclear armaments, were also elicited.

Aarts, Kees, Todosijevic, Bojan, and van der Kaap, Harry. Dutch Parliamentary Election Study Cumulative Dataset, 1971-2006. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-09-13. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR28221.v1

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Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO 480-04-009)

municipality

1971 -- 2006

1971 -- 2006

The main purpose of this data collection was to provide directly accessible information on change and stability of electoral behavior and political orientation in the Netherlands.

Random samples for each included election study.

Members of the Dutch electorate at the time of the 1971-2006 parliamentary elections.

individual

survey data

Please refer to the ICPSR codebook for information on response rates.

2010-09-13

2010-09-13

Notes

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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