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DDA-550

Municipal Election Study, 1981

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
Peter Cauchi, Institut for Samfundsfag,, Københavns Universitet
Mogens Dilling-Hansen, Handelshøjskole Syd
Jørgen Søndergaard, Det Nationale Center for Socialforskning (NCS),

Documentation

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

Description

Purpose

See abstract

Abstract

The Municipal Election Study, 1981 was carried out immediately after the county council/municipal elections in November 1981. The survey examines a number of municipal conditions and issues both from the point of view of the election campaign and in relation to the respondent's general interest and participation in local political activities. #The survey was carried out by two groups of researchers, each group with its specific aim. The project 'Statslig styring, lokalsamfund og kommunalpolitik' (State Control, Local Communities and Local Politics) deals with Danish local government and approaches this subject from various angles, this interview survey being one of these. The purpose of the election research group has been to examine a number of central aspects of electoral behaviour and decision-making processes, aspects which have been examined earlier in a number of election studies

Keywords

Action, County Council election, Cost reduction in the municipality, Occupation (settlement), Visits to the cinema, Citizen information, Childcare, Democracy, General election, Volunteer work, Daily paper, Conditions regarding local government policy, Municipal election, Reading, Membership, Membership of political party, Division of tasks, Selection meeting, Party preferences, Transporting passengers, Political discussion, Political interest, Political issue, Sunday paper, Prioritisation of expenditure in municipalities, Weekly magazine, Election campaign, Election meeting

Classification

Politics: Elections, Politics: Government, political systems and organisations, Politics: Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion, Society and culture: Community, urban and rural life

Universe

Age limits,

Geographic Coverage

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

Data set

Order data

Variables: 468
Analysis unit: Individuals, Danish citizens aged 15 or more, living in private households. The fact that the universe consists of persons living in private households implies that persons living in collective households, e.g. conscripts, long-stay geriatric patients, and students living in halls of residence, cannot be respondents. At the beginning of 1979 approx. 80,000 persons were excluded from the universe by this criterion, leaving a population of approx. 3,940,000 persons from which to draw the sample.

Respondents

In data set: 1020
Original sample: NA

Method

Kind of data: Survey data

Time dimension: Cross-sectional study,

Sampling procedure: Other

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

Data collection

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Test type: Structured questionnaire

Number of questions: 466

Data Collector: NA

Temporal coverage

Start: 1981-11-01
End: 1981-12-30

Citation

Ole Borre, Hans Jørgen Nielsen, Steen Sauerberg, Søren Villadsen, Torben Worre, Peter Cauchi, Carl-Johan Skovsgaard Institut for Statskundskab, Kjeld Gregers Sørensen, Mogens Dilling-Hansen, Jørgen Søndergaard, Poul Erik Mouritzen, Municipal Election Study, 1981, Dansk Data Arkiv, 2001. 1 data file: DDA-550, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-550

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-550

Archive information

Received: 1997-01-01
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

  • Søndergaard, Jørgen og Sørensen, Kjeld Gregers, Udvælgelse af stikprøve blandt Danmarks kommuner, Rapport nr. 1. Økonomisk Institut og Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet, 1982
  • Sørensen, Kjeld Gregers, Kodebog med marginaler. Oparbejdning og dokumentation af data fra en spørgeskemaundersøgelse af ledende politikere i 40 kommuner, Rapport nr. 2. Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet og Institut for Samfundsvidenskab, Odense Universitet, 1983
  • Mouritzen Poul Erik (red.), Kommunalpolitik under ressourceknaphed. Nogle foreløbige resultater fra en undersøgelse af politikeres syn på kommunalpolitik, Rapport nr. 3. Institut for Samfundsvidenskab, Odense Universitet, 1982
  • Søndergaard, Jørgen, Alternative Approaches to the Modelling of Local Government Expenditure Behavior, Report no. 7. Institute of Economics, University of Aarhus, 1982
  • Skovsgaard, Carl-Johan, Søndergaard, Jørgen og Sørensen, Kjeld Gregers, Kommunaløkonomi og kommunalpolitik. Nogle hovedtræk i litteraturen, Rapport nr. 8. Institut for Statskundskab og Økonomisk Institut, Aarhus Universitet, 1982
  • Villadsen, Søren, Deltagelse, organisation og partipolitik. Nogle foreløbige resultater fra en interviewundersøgelse af befolkningens lokalpolitiske aktivitet og holdninger, Rapport nr. 9. Institut for Samfundsfag, Københavns Universitet, 1982
  • Mouritzen, Poul Erik, Local Resource Allocation: Partisan Politics or Sector Politics?, Report no. 10. Institute of Social Sciences, Odense University, 1982
  • Villadsen, Søren, Central-Local Political Relations: Politicization or Relative Autonomy, Report no. 11. Institute of Political Studies, University of Copenhagen, 1982
  • Skovsgaard, Carl-Johan, Budget-Making and Fiscal Austerity. A Case Study of Danish Local Government, Report no. 12. Institute of Political Science, University of Aarhus, 1983
  • Skovsgaard, Carl-Johan, Reforms and Central-Local Relations. The Changing Role of Local Government in Denmark, Report no. 13. Institute of Political Science, University of Aarhus, 1983
  • Cauchi, Peter, Kommunerne og beskæftigelsespolitikken I. Borgernes og kommunalpolitikernes holdning til beskæftigelsespolitiske spørgsmål, Rapport nr. 14. Institute for Samfundsfag, Københavns Universitet, 1983
  • Dilling-Hansen, Mogens, Spatial autocorrelation og kommunale udgiftsanalyser. Geografisk interaktion og longitudinale data i modeller for udgifter til daginstitutioner for børn, Rapport nr. 16. Økonomisk Institut og Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet, 1983
  • Dilling-Hansen, Mogens, Marginaler på kommunaldirektørskema, Rapport nr. 17. Institut for Samfundsvidenskab, Odense Universitet, 1983
  • Villadsen, Søren, Urban Politics, Central Control versus Local Demands, Report no. 18. Institute of Political Studies, University of Copenhagen, 1983
  • Mouritzen, Poul Erik, Consequences of Fiscal Strain. An Exploratory Study of the Consequences of Fiscal Strain for the Perceptions and the Attitudes of Local Policy-Makers in Denmark, Report no. 19. Department of Public Finance and Policy, Odense University, 1983
  • Cauchi, Peter, Kommunerne og beskæftigelsespolitikken III. Nogle generelle politiske, økonomiske og organisatoriske betingelser i kommunerne for indsatsen over for unge arbejdsløse, Rapport nr. 20. Institut for Samfundsfag, Københavns Universitet, 1983
  • Skovsgaard, Carl-Johan, Kommunal service: Fra udbygning til omstilling. Aspekter og tendenser, Rapport nr. 21. Institut for Statskundskab, Aarhus Universitet, 1983
  • Skovsgaard, Carl-Johan og Søndergaard, Jørgen, Danish Local Government: Recent Trends in Economy and Administration, Report no. 22. Institute of Political Science and Institute of Economics, University of Aarhus, 1983
  • Skovsgaard, Carl-Johan, Innovations in Danish Local Budgeting under Fiscal Austerity, Report no. 23. Institute of Political Science, University of Aarhus, 1983
  • Mouritzen, Poul Erik, The Resource Squeeze in Danish Local Government. The Ambivalent Role of States, Report no. 25. Department of Public Finance and Policy, Odense University, 1983
  • Mouritzen, Poul Erik, Modelling Central-Local Relations. Six Models for the Study of the Interplay between Central and Local Levels of Government, Report no. 26. Department of Public Finance and Policy, Odense University, 1983
  • Dilling-Hansen, Mogens, Kommunale budgetter og regnskaber. Beskrivelse og udvikling i kommunale budgetter og regnskaber i perioden 1977 til 1983, Rapport nr. 29. Handelshøjskolen Syd, Sønderborg, 1983
  • Villadsen, Søren, Lokalpolitikkens rolle under rammestyring, Rapport nr. 31. Institut for Samfundsfag, Københavns Universitet, 1983
  • Skovsgaard, Carl-Johan, Strategies for Centralization. An Analysis of Selected Aspects of Central-Local Government Relations in Denmark, Report no. 32. Institute of Political Science, University of Aarhus, 1984
  • Mouritzen, Poul Erik, De nøjsomme jyder og de krævende københavnere, Økonomi & Politik, Årg. 59, nr. 3, pp. 194-211, 1986
  • Mouritzen, Poul Erik, The Demanding Citizen: Driven by Policy, Self-Interest or Ideology, European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 417-435, 1987
  • Mouritzen, Poul Erik, City Size and Citizens' Satisfaction: Two Competing Theories Revisited, American Journal of Political Science, pp. ?, 1987
  • Mouritzen, Poul Erik, Fiscal Policy Making in Times of Resource Scarcity the Danish Case, I Susan Clarke (ed.): Urban Innovation and Autonomy: The Political Implications of Policy Change, Sage, 1987
  • Mouritzen, Poul Erik, Den politiske cyklus. En undersøgelse af vælgere, politikere og bureaukrater i kommunalpolitik under stigende ressourceknaphed, Århus: Politica, 661 pp., 1990
  • Den Kommunalpolitiske Forskningsgruppe, Forskningsprogrammet om Det kommunale lederskab, Odense Universitet, Det Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Kommunalpolitiske studier nr.1/1993, 38 pp., 1993