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DDA-23923

The Danish Value Survey, cross-sectional 1981-2008

Principal Investigator

Peter Gundelach, Sociologisk Institut, KĂžbenhavns Universitet

Documentation

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

Description

Purpose

See abstract

Abstract

This study is based on the Danish contribution to an international, comparative survey research programme: The European Values Survey (EVS) and World Values Survey (WVS) which have been carried out in a number of countries since 1981 using standardized questionnaires.

The purpose of the programme is to measure the values of the population of different European countries. Several topics have been included in the survey.

This study is a cross sectional study for the years 1981 to 2008. This far Denmark has participated in four rounds of EVS/WVS:

The first survey was carried out in 1981 with the participation of 26 countries (DDA-00829). The second survey was carried out in 1990 with the participation of 40 countries (DDA-01523). The third survey was carried out in 1999 (DDA-05837) and the fourth in 2008 (DDA-21432). Denmark did not participate in the survey carried out in 1995.

What makes this data so exceptional and extensive is that the data from the different countries are comparable and collected over a long period of time.

The Value Survey includes a broad spectrum of values but is particularly focused on values regarding:

- Religion
- Work
- Politics
-Family
- Overall morality





This makes it possible to formulate hypotheses regarding the individual topics as well as the overall value system.

The questions can be seen as belonging to two main themes:

1: The change and character of the values in the individual sectors. These changes can be connected to the development in different societal institutions.

2: The differences in the development of values in different groups of the population.

In both cases the themes can be examined in a Danish context or through comparison with other countries.

Keywords

Abortion, euthanasia, Sense of responsibility, Work, Fraud, Occupational conditions, The squatting of properties, Boycott, Prayer, Children, Dane, Democracy, Demonstration, Death penalty, EU, Membership of labour union, Family, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, General election, Association activities, Leisure time, Genetically modified foods, Geographical attachment, God, Health, Heaven and hell, Attitude towards immigrants, Homosexuality, Interest in politics, Church attendance, Artificial insemination, Living conditions, Equality, Life after death, Lie, Contributory influence, Meditation, Member of the national church, Trust in your fellow citizens, Environment, Neighbour, Upbringing, Party preferences, Personal happiness, Political position, Political system, Prostitution, Reincarnation, Religion, Religious ceremony, Religious affiliation, Society, Sexual relationships, Suicide, Tax evasion, Divorce, Social offer, Moonlighting, Drink-driving, Citizenship, Strike action, Terrorism, Life satisfaction, Trust in public institutions, Belief in sin, Religious community, Petition, Infidelity, Friends, Scientific research, Marriage

Classification

Politics: Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion, Society and culture: Religion and values, Society and culture: Social behaviour and attitudes, Society and culture: Social conditions and indicators, Labour and employment: Employment, Social stratification and groupings: Family life and marriage (including household composition and generations), Politics: International politics and organisations

Universe

Age limits,

Geographic Coverage

National,

Data set

Order data

Variables: 441
Analysis unit: Individuals

Respondents

In data set: 4742
Original sample: NA

Method

Kind of data: Survey data

Time dimension: Other,

Sampling procedure: Simple random sample

Action to minimize loos: NA

Data collection

Mode of collection: Other

Test type: Structured questionnaire

Number of questions: 439

Data Collector: SFI-SURVEY

Temporal coverage

Start: 1981-01-01
End: 2008-09-30

Citation

Peter Gundelach, The Danish Value Survey, cross-sectional 1981-2008, Dansk Data Arkiv, 2010. 1 data file: DDA-23923, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-23923

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-23923

Archive information

Received: 2009-09-21
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

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Publications

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