Danish Election Study 1990

Part of series

Principal Investigator

Ole Borre, Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet, Universitetsparken
Hans Jørgen Nielsen, Institut for Statskundskab, Københavns Universitet
Steen Sauerberg, Institut for Statskundskab, Københavns Universitet
Torben Worre, Institut for Historie, Københavns Universitet
Jørgen Goul Andersen, Institut for Statskundskab, Aalborg Universitet


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



See abstract


Danish Election Study 1990 contains data collected by the Danish Gallup Institute in January 1991. # #The following information is included in the data material: #The respondent's sex, age and marital status; size of the household and number of adults (15 years or more) and children in the household, and age of the children; the respondent's position in the household; the respondent's education, occupational status and income; total income of the household; education and occupational status of the head of the household; occupational status of the housewife; type of dwelling and ownership of the dwelling as well as geographical location and degree of urbanization; party preference; whether the respondent voted at the general election on 12 December, 1990; the respondent's newspaper reading habits and habits as regards weeklies, magazines, etc.; the respondent's interest in the election campaign in the mass media; whether the country's problems are best solved by a non-Socialist or a Social Democratic government; the respondent's attitude to the EC; a number of political questions regarding e.g. public expenditure, standard of living, state control of trade and industry, the position of banks and large-scale industry; Denmark's role in international conflicts; NATO's role in the future; assessment of various types of social structures which Denmark may aim at in the future; the respondent's attitude to public expenditure in various fields; attitude to a number of issues in the political debate; priority ordering in case of tax reliefs; membership of a trade union; social class; attitude to various issues in the EC debate; and the respondent's affiliation to a political party


Arabic country, Unemployment relief, Center-right government, Denmark's freedom of action, The public sector, The European Economic Community, Business community, EU election, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, Refugee, General election, Defence and security policy, Defence expenses, Pollution, Cross-border shopping, Overall solution, Attitude towards EU, Income, Income tax, Internal market, Immigrant, International conflict, Competitive power, Social service, Crime prevention, Cultural expenses, Standard of living, Increase in wage, Environmental issue, Reduction, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, Opposition, Party preferences, Politician, Political discussion, Political interest, Political party, Political position, The activity of the government, Preference of government, Development of society, Tax relief, Tax rate, Reduction in taxation, Social position, The Social Democratic Party, Social expenses, Social fraud, National debt, Large-scale industry, Punishment, Health service, Sovereignty, Periodical, TV, Assistance to developing countries, Educational expenses, Expenses to child care institutions, Teaching expenses, Weekly magazine, Election campaign, Violent crime, The influence of voters, Economic growth, Economic conditions


Economics: Income, property and investment/saving, Economics: Economic policy (including budget and fiscal policy, public expenditure and public revenue), 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: International politics and organisations, Politics: Domestic political issues, Politics: Government, political systems and organisations, Education, Housing and land use planning: Housing, Social stratification and groupings: Social and occupational mobility, Social stratification and groupings: Family life and marriage (including household composition and generations), Social stratification and groupings: Gender and gender roles, Social stratification and groupings: Children (see also child development and child rearing), Society and culture: Social behaviour and attitudes, Society and culture: Social conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage

National, As many re-visits as possible within the time limits set for field work.

Data set

Order data

Variables: 260
Analysis unit: Individuals, Danish citizens aged 15 or more, living in private households.


In data set: 1008
Original sample: NA


Kind of data: Survey data

Time dimension: Cross-sectional (one time) study - partial replication,

Sampling procedure: Other

Action to minimize loos: As many re-visits as possible within the time limits set for field work.

Data collection

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Test type: Structured questionnaire

Number of questions: 258

Data Collector: NA

Temporal coverage

Start: 1991-01-01
End: 1991-01-30


Ole Borre, Hans Jørgen Nielsen, Steen Sauerberg, Torben Worre, Jørgen Goul Andersen, Danish Election Study 1990, Dansk Data Arkiv Danish Data Archive, 1991. 1 data file: DDA-1564, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-1564

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-1564

Archive information

Received: 1991-10-01


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


DDI-L-3.1 XML Study metadata

Latest version: 1.0.0

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Primary publications

  • Nielsen, Hans Jørgen, Socialdemokratiet og "Arbejdsløsheden". Hvor godt er det at have en god "sag", Samfundsøkonomen Nr. 6, pp. 5-11, 1992

Secondary publications

  • Togeby, Lise, Fra tilskuere til deltagere. Den kollektive mobilisering af kvinder i Danmark i 1970'erne og 1980'erne, Århus: Politica, 64 pp., 1994
  • Drejø, Kristine; Mathiasen, Kenneth Skovdall; Mogensen, Jens Hougaard; Møberg, Rasmus Juul, Økologi, en ny værdi?, Aalborg Universitet, 1999, 110 pp. + appendix, 1999
  • Pedersen, Jonas Holm et al., Private sygeforsikringer - en sund beslutning... For hvem?, Aalborg, specialeopgave, 82 pp., 2001