Danish Election Study 1973

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



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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 a 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 respondent'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'


Attitude towards EU, Mass media, Party preferences, Politics, Politician, Prioritisation of cutbacks, Increase of taxation, Election campaign, Economic democracy


Politics: Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion, Politics: Elections, Politics: Domestic political issues, Politics: International politics and organisations, Economics: Economic policy (including budget and fiscal policy, public expenditure and public revenue)


Age limits,

Geographic Coverage

National, 3 visits are the prescribed minimum.

Data set

Order data

Variables: 220
Analysis unit: Individuals, Danish residents aged 23 or more.


In data set: 533
Original sample: NA


Kind of data: Survey data

Time dimension: Panel study, Wave three of a three-wave panel study. For information about the first two waves, see DDA-0007: Danish Pre- and Post-Election Study 1971.

Sampling procedure: Other, The sample is a subset of the sample for DDA-0007: Danish Pre- and Post-Elections Study 1971. The sampling procedures for the subset are not known to the DDA.

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: 218

Data Collector: SFI - Det Nationale Forskningscenter for Velfærd

Temporal coverage

Start: 1973-12-05
End: 1973-12-21


Ole Borre, Erik Damgaard, Hans Jørgen Nielsen, Steen Sauerberg, Ole Tonsgaard, Torben Worre, Danish Election Study 1973, Dansk Data Arkiv Danish Data Archive, 1976. 1 data file: DDA-8, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-8

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-8

Archive information

Received: 1976-12-01


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

Other metadata formats

DDA XML Study description


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. (ed.): 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 og Politik, nr. 4, 1983
  • Worre, Torben, Vælgeradfærd 1971-1981, Økonomi og Politik, nr. 4, pp. 263-273, 1983
  • Borre, Ole, Valget set med vælgernes øjne, I: Bendix, Per et al. (red.): Decembervalget 1973, Schultz, 1974
  • Borre, Ole, Recent Trends in Danish Voting Behaviour, I: Cerny, Karl H. (red.): 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, Vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 141-171, 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, Det danske protestvalg 1973, Historie og samtidsorientering, 13. årgang, nr. 2, 1974

Secondary publications

  • Møller, Poul, Holdning til EF: Socialt og/eller ideologisk betinget?, Solhverv, København, 1980
  • Bentzon, Karl-Henrik, Kommunalpolitikerne, Samfundsvidenskabeligt Forlag, 360 pp., 1981
  • Nannestad, Peter, Reactive Voting in Danish General Elections 1971-1979. A Revisionist Interpretation, Århus: Aarhus University Press, 207 pp., 1989
  • 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