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DDA-148

Danish Panel Election Study 1971 and 1973

Principal Investigator

Documentation

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

Description

Purpose

See abstract

Abstract

The Danish Panel Election Study 1971 and 1973 is a combination of data material from DDA-0007: Danish Pre- and Post-Election Study 1971 and DDA-0008: Danish Election Study 1973 containing all the variables from the two studies for the respondents who participated in both studies. #A) The Danish Pre- and Post-Election Study 1971 is a two-wave panel study, which was carried out in connection with the general election on 21 September, 1971. #The first wave, which was carried out in August 1971, before the writs of the election were issued, examines the views, interests and habits of the population in a politically 'normal' situation. The first wave contains questions about the respondent's interests in general and political interest in particular and sources of information used in connection with these interests; time spent on reading newspapers, watching TV and listening to the radio, as well as special areas of interest in connection with these activities; attitudes to a large number of current problems, in particular the respondent's attitude to the EC; and, finally, the respondent's rating of the political parties in Denmark with a personal assessment of each political party's affiliation to specific social groups. #The second wave, which was carried out in October 1971, examines the decision-making process and the factors influencing the respondent. The second wave contains questions about the respondent's political interest and the respondent's preferences as regards sources of information (i.e. media) in connection with the respondent's political interest; the degree to which the respondent has been interested in the election campaign on the radio, on TV and in the newspapers, etc., as well as the respondent's participation in political discussions with friends and acquaintances; the respondent's participation, or non-participation, in previous elections, possible affiliation to one political party and party changes, if any; attitudes to currrent political problems, in particular political problems, and the respondent's personal part in politics, as well as the respondent's attitude to the EC; and, finally, the respondent's rating of the political parties in Denmark and the respondent's attitude (sympathy/dislike) to a number of social groups and politicians. #B) The Danish Election Study 1973 was carried out after the general election on 4 December, 1973, and was based on interviews with some of the respondents from the Danish Pre- and Post-Election Study 1971 (see DDA-0007), which means that it constitutes the third wave of the panel study. In this third wave the respondent is asked to name the problems she/he finds it most important for the politicians to solve and to name the party she/he believes will do something to solve these problems; furthermore, the study contains questions about the respondent's interest in the election campaign as it is covered in the mass media; the respondents's participation in discussions in connection with the election campaigns and the respondent's political interest in general; the respondent is asked to put in order of priority a number of possible retrenchment sectors and to indicate the sectors in which cuts should not be made in public expenditure; the respondent's attitude to tax deductions and tax increases; attitude to a number of current issues, including political issues and the EC; the decision-making process in connection with party choice on the part of the respondent; the respondent's party preference and affiliation to a political party, if any; and, finally, the respondent's rating of political parties and leading politicians on a so-called 'feeling thermometer'

Keywords

Population, Hobby, Attitude towards EU, Mass media, Party, Parties association to population groups, Party preferences, Politician, Political discussion, Political interest, Prioritisation of cutbacks, Increase of taxation, Election turnout, Election campaign, Electoral campaign, Economic democracy

Classification

Politics: Elections, Politics: Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion, Information and communication: Information society (including internet use), Information and communication: Mass media, Society and culture: Social behaviour and attitudes, Politics: International politics and organisations, Politics: Political ideology

Universe

Age limits,

Geographic Coverage

National, 3 visits are the prescribed minimum.

Data set

Order data

Variables: 662
Analysis unit: Individuals, Danish residents aged 23 or more.

Respondents

In data set: 533
Original sample: NA

Method

Kind of data: Survey data

Time dimension: Panel study, Three waves: a) first wave: 1499 respondents; b) second wave: 1302 respondents; c) third wave: 533 respondents. Data from waves 1 and 2 are also found in DDA-0007 (1302 cases), and data from the third wave are also found in DDA-0008.

Sampling procedure: Other

Action to minimize loos: 3 visits are the prescribed minimum.

Data collection

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Test type: Structured questionnaire

Number of questions: 660

Data Collector: SFI - Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Velfærd

Temporal coverage

Start: 1971-08-01
End: 1973-12-21

Citation

Ole Borre, Erik Damgaard, Hans Jørgen Nielsen, Steen Sauerberg, Ole Tonsgaard, Torben Worre, Danish Panel Election Study 1971 and 1973, Dansk Data Arkiv, 1980. 1 data file: DDA-148, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-148

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-148

Archive information

Received: 1980-10-01
Published:

Access

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

Metadata

DDI-L-3.1 XML Study metadata

Latest version: 1.0.0

Other metadata formats

DDA XML Study description

DataCite XML etc.

Publications

Primary publications

  • Borre, Ole; Nielsen, Hans Jørgen; Sauerberg, Steen og Worre Torben, Vælgerskreddet 1971-73, København, Aarhus, 198 pp., 1974
  • Worre, Torben, Forandringer i det danske partisystems sociale grundlag, I: Pedersen, Mogens N. (red.): Dansk Politik i 1970'erne, Samfundsvidenskabeligt Forlag, pp. 68-82, 1979
  • Borre, Ole og Rusk, Jerrold G., The Changing Party Space in Danish Voter Perceptions, 1971-1973, European Journal of Political Science, Vol. 2, pp. 329-361, 1974
  • Borre, Ole; Nielsen, Hans Jørgen; Sauerberg, Steen og Worre, Torben, Vælgere i 70'erne, Akademisk Forlag, 256 pp., 1978
  • Nielsen, Hans Jørgen, Danskerne og EF, Økonomi og Politik, nr. 3, 1982
  • Andersen, Jørgen Goul, Partierne og klasserne - forskydninger i 1970'erne, Økonomi & Politik, nr. 4, 1983
  • Worre, Torben, Vælgeradfærd 1971-81, Økonomi & Politik, nr. 4, pp. 263-273, 1983
  • Borre, Ole, Valget set med vælgernes øjne, I: Bendix, Per et al. (eds.): Decembervalget, Schultz, 1974
  • Borre, Ole, Recent Trends in Danish Voting Behaviour, I: Cerny, Karl H. (ed.): Scandinavia at the Polls, American Enterprise Institute, Washington D.C., pp. 3-37, 1977
  • Borre, Ole, Ustabilitet ved parlamentsvalg i fire nordiske lande, 1950-77, I: Pedersen, Mogens N. (red.): Dansk Politik i 1970'erne, Samfundsvidenskabeligt Forlag, pp. 17-45, 1979
  • Nielsen, Hans Jørgen, Protestholdningerne i 70'ernes vælgeradfærd, I: Pedersen, Mogens N. (red.): Dansk Politik i 1970'erne, Samfundsvidenskabeligt Forlag, pp. 46-67, 1979
  • Nielsen, Hans Jørgen, Politiske holdninger og fremskridsstemme, Politiske Studier, København, 1979
  • Borre, Ole, Electoral Instability in Four Nordic Countries, Comparative Political Studies, 1980
  • Borre, Ole, Social Base of Danish Electoral Behaviour, I: Rose, Richard (ed.): Electoral Participation, Sage, Beverly Hills, pp. 241-282, 1980
  • Worre, Torben, Class Parties and Class Voting in the Scandinavian Countries, Scandinavian Political Studies, Vol. 3, pp. 299-320, 1980
  • Borre, Ole, Den ustadige ligevægt - forskydninger i de danske partiers vælgersstyrke, Politica, Vol. 13, pp. 46-86, 1981
  • Borre, Ole, Denmark's Protest Election of December 1973, Scandinavian Political Studies, Vol. 9, pp. 197-204, 1973
  • Nielsen, Hans Jørgen, The Uncivic Culture: Attitudes Towards the Political System and Vote for the Danish Progress Party 1973-1974, Scandinavian Political Studies, Vol. 11, pp. 147-156, 1976
  • Sauerberg, Steen, The Uncivic Culture: Communication and the Political System in Denmark 1973-1975, Scandinavian Political Studies, Vol. 11, pp. 157-163, 1976
  • Borre, Ole and Katz, Daniel, Party Identification and Its Motivational Base in a Multiparty System, Scandinavian Political Studies, Vol. 8, pp. 69-111, 1973
  • Borre, Ole og Siune, Karen, Setting the Agenda for a Danish Election, Journal of Communication, 1975
  • Borre, Ole, Det danske protestvalg 1973, Historie og samtidsorientering, 13. årgang, nr. 2, 1974

Secondary publications

  • Thomsen, Søren Risbjerg; Berglund, Sten og Worlund, Ingemar, Assessing the validity of the logit method for ecological inference, Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands, European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 441-477, 1991
  • Togeby, Lise, Fra tilskuere til deltagere. Den kollektive mobilisering af kvinder i Danmark i 1970'erne og 1980'erne, Århus: Politica, 64 pp., 1994