Danish Election Survey 2001, The main survey

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Principal Investigator

Ole Borre, Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet, Universitetsparken
Jørgen Elklit, Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet, Universitetsparken
Hans Jørgen Nielsen, Institut for Statskundskab, Københavns Universitet
Søren Risbjerg Thomsen, Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet
Jørgen Goul Andersen, Institut for Statskundskab, Aalborg Universitet


Codebook: Variables, universes, concepts, survey design and frequency distribution



See abstract


Danish Election Study 2001 contains data collected by Gallup A/S in December 2001-March 2002. # #Danish Election Study 2001 consist of a main study and two supplementary studies. The supplementary studies are extensions of a few variables; mostly the social background information. Furthermore there is an additional supplement on the background information from The National Institute of Danish Research. # #Then main study is a survey among 2.026 randomly selected persons aged 18 and more. # #The following background information is included in the data material: #The respondent's sex, age and marital status; size of the household and number of adults (18 years or more) and children in the household, and age of the children; the respondent's education, occupational status and income as well as private or public employment; periods of unemployment within the last two years; membership of a trade union; total income of the respondent and of the household; ownership of the dwelling; and geographical location and degree of urbanization of the dwelling. # #In addition, the following issues are included: #1. General political attitude: #The most important problems for the politicians to solve; participation in political discussions prior to the election; general interest in politics; vote at the general election on 20 November, 2001; time of decision; whether the respondent voted wit enthusiasm, with satisfaction or with mixed feelings; whether the respondent voted for a party or for a candidate, and whether it was a woman or a man; most important reasons for voting as the respondent did; whether the respondent considered voting for another party; the importance of a number of issues in the election campaign for the choice of party; assessment of the individual political parties and the party leaders; vote at the general election in 2001; degree of party affiliation; membership of a political party; whether a number of problems can best be solved by the present Social Democratic government or by a non-Socialist government; attitude to a number of political questions such as: social benefits, standard of living and income, state control of trade and industry, the position of banks and large-scale industry, user payment in the public sector, and benefit of election campaigns in newspapers, on the radio and on TV; attitude to the two main strategies (the 'welfare strategy' and the 'export strategy') for creating more jobs; most important goals for society (maintain law and order; give individuals greater opportunity to influence political decisions; fight against rising prices; protection of freedom of speech); attitude to public expenses in a number of fields; a rise in gross tax and a reduction in general income tax; assessment of public service in a number of areas (libraries; hospitals; primary school; kindergartens and nurseries; home-help); lower taxes versus an improvement of the public sector; attitude to a number of views from the political debate; attiude to the proposed changes of the refugee and immigrant policy; general attitude to politics and politicians; degree of trust in Danish politicians; degree of satisfaction with the way democracy functions in Denmark; general attitude to the EU; placing on a political left-right scale; placing of the respondent and of the political parties on a scale concerning a number of subjects (how many refugees can the country take in; how large should the public sector be; concern for the environment and 'green' policy; support to families with children; severe penalties versus prevention and humane treatment of crimina202 0


County Council election, Work and occupation, Unemployment relief, Munitipalities' employment policy, Time of decision, Housing allowence, Center-right government, Trade, Bridge toll, User charge, Child care center, Democracy, The European Union, Property tax, Occupational position, Vocational education, EU politics, EU cooperation, Membership of labour union, Refugee, Refugee policy, Member of the danish parliament, General election, Defence expenses, Parents, Environmental politics, Home care, Attitude towards EU, Choice of hospital, Individual freedom, Immigrant, Immigration policy, Church attendance, Public transport, Local politics, Municipal election, Social service, Corruption, Criminality, Cultural expenses, Standard of living, Human Rights, Environmental issue, VAT, Motorway, Government led by Nyrup, Public expense, Leave, Party membership, Party preferences, Choice of party, Police, Politician, Political discussion, Political interest, Political view, Preference, Government power, Societal aim, Tax, Schooling, The Social Democratic Party, State control, Vote, Trust, Trust in public institutions, Assistance to developing countries, Educational expenses, Foreign affairs, Teaching expenses, Election campaign, Knowledge about the EU, Economic expectation, Economic politics, Economic conditions


Economics: Economic conditions and indicators, Economics: Economic policy (including budget and fiscal policy, public expenditure and public revenue), Economics: Income, property and investment/saving, Trade, industry and markets (including branches of the economy): Business/industrial management and organisation, Labour and employment: Employment, Politics: Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion, Politics: Elections, Politics: Domestic political issues, Politics: Government, political systems and organisations, Politics: International politics and organisations, Education, Natural environment: Environmental degradation/pollution and environmental protection, Housing and land use planning: Housing, Social stratification and groupings: Gender and gender roles, Social stratification and groupings: Family life and marriage (including household composition and generations), Social stratification and groupings: Children (see also child development and child rearing), Social stratification and groupings: Social and occupational mobility, Society and culture: Social conditions and indicators, Social stratification and groupings: Minorities, Social welfare policy and systems: Social welfare policy



Geographic Coverage

National, DK

Data set

Order data

Variables: 316
Analysis unit: Individuals, Citizens aged 18 or more, living in private households in Denmark.223 03,05


In data set: 2026
Original sample: NA


Kind of data: Survey data

Time dimension: Cross-sectional study,

Sampling procedure: Other

Action to minimize loos: NA

Data collection

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Test type: Structured questionnaire

Number of questions: 313

Data Collector: NA

Temporal coverage

Start: 2001-11-20
End: 2002-03-14


Ole Borre, Jørgen Elklit, Hans Jørgen Nielsen, Søren Risbjerg Thomsen, Jørgen Goul Andersen, Johannes Andersen, Danish Election Survey 2001, The main survey, Dansk Data Arkiv Danish Data Archive, 2004. 1 data file: DDA-12516, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-12516

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-12516

Archive information

Received: 2003-01-06


Study state: The Danish Data Archive has fully documented and preserved the data in a long-term preservation format.
Access conditions: Free access


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