New Attitudes and Forms of Participation, 1987: Iceland

Principal Investigator

Lise Togeby, Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet


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



See abstract


The purpose of the survey is to examine whether the grass-roots movement has changed from the 1960s and 1970s, when the youth revolt and the large social movements started. In the 1970s the grass-roots movement formed part of a large-scale political mobilization. The results of this survey are compared with the results of previous surveys which dealt with the forms of behaviour which, according to different theoretical backgrounds, have been called action participation, protest behaviour or grass-roots participation. By comparing the new and the older surveys it becomes possible to find out whether it is the same type of people who participates, whether people commit themselves to the same causes, and whether grass-roots participation plays the same role in the political life as it did in the 1970s


Conditions of employment, The squatting of properties, The squatting of institutions, Housing conditions, Boycott, Festival participation, Participation in hearings, Participation in meetings, Participation in public meeting, Participation in protest meeting, Participation in fundraising event, Demonstration, EC, Energy policy, Fisheries policies, Pollution, Grassroots movement, Crime prevention, Equality, Law and order, Co-decision making, Objective, Protection of the natural environment, Disarmament, Public insitution, Collective agreement intervention, Party membership, Party preferences, Political activity, Political interest, PROTEST MOVEMENT, Stabilisation of the economy, Rising prices, Issues regarding education, Economic growth


Society and culture: Leisure, tourism and sport, Politics: Conflict, security and peace, Politics: Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion, Society and culture: Social behaviour and attitudes, Society and culture: Social conditions and indicators, Social stratification and groupings: Youth, Society and culture: Social change



Geographic Coverage

National, IS

Data set

Order data

Variables: 49
Analysis unit: Individuals, According to the age variable (V29) only persons aged 18 or more have participated.


In data set: 1004
Original sample: NA


Kind of data: Survey data

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

Sampling procedure: Other, The information was collected with a representative sample of the Icelandic population (random selection from the national register). No weighting.

Action to minimize loos: NA

Data collection

Mode of collection: Telephone interview

Test type: Structured questionnaire

Number of questions: 46

Data Collector: NA

Temporal coverage

Start: 1987-11-14
End: 1987-11-24


Lise Togeby, New Attitudes and Forms of Participation, 1987: Iceland, Dansk Data Arkiv Danish Data Archive, 2000. 1 data file: DDA-5228, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-5228

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-5228

Archive information

Received: 1999-04-01


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


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Primary publications

  • Togeby, Lise, Ens og forskellig - Græsrodsdeltagelse i Norden, Århus: Forlaget Politica, 179 pp., 1989
  • Togeby, Lise, Grass roots participation in the Nordic countries, Kluwer Academic Publichers. Printed in the Netherlands. European Journal of Political Rescearch 24, pp. 159-175, 1993
  • Togeby, Lise, Politik - også en kvindesag. En sammenlignende undersøgelse af unge kvinder og mænds politiske deltagelse, Forlaget Politica, 1984
  • Togeby, Lise, Notat om børnepasningsdækning i de nordiske lande, AU: Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet, 1987
  • Togeby, Lise, Politisk radikalisme i arbejderklassen og mellemlagene, Århus: Forlaget Politica, 19. årg., pp. 265-279, 1987
  • Togeby, Lise, Politiseringen af kvinder og af kvindespørgsmålet. I: Jørgen Elklit og Ole Tonsgaard (red.), To folketingsvalg. Vælgerholdninger og vælgeradfærd i 1987 og 1988, Århus: Forlaget Politica, pp. 227-254, 1989
  • Togeby, Lise, Besøgs- og telefoninterviews - en sammenligning. I: Jørgen Elklit og Ole Tonsgaard (red.), To folketingsvalg. Vælgerholdninger og vælgeradfærd i 1987 og 1988, Århus: Forlaget Politica, pp. 388-396, 1989
  • Togeby, Lise og Svensson, Palle, Politisk opbrud. De nye mellemlags græsrodsdeltagelse: Årsager og konsekvenser belyst ved en ungdomsundersøgelse, Århus: Forlaget Politica, 1986
  • Togeby, Lise og Svensson, Palle, Græsrodsdeltagelse mellem politisk mobilisering og interessevaretagelse. I: Jørgen Elklit og Ole Tonsgaard (red.), To folketingsvalg. Vælgerholdninger og vælgeradfærd i 1987 og 1988, Århus: Forlaget Politica, pp. 328-356, 1989