International Value Project, 1981-1983 (Denmark)

Principal Investigator

Jean-Claude Deheneffe, Bass, Batiment I. Leclercq


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



See abstract


The survey deals with the attitudes and values of the respondent in a number of areas: # #a) Leisure. Including subjects such as: #Quality of life; whether the respondent belongs to and does voluntary work for a number of different types of organizations; the attitude of the respondent to having various types of people as neighbours. # #b) Work. Including subjects such as: #Important aspects of a job; the attitude of the respondent to his/her job; what the respondent would do if the working time was halved without the wages being halved also. # #c) The meaning and purpose of life. Including subjects such as: #Whether there is something that the respondent would sacrifice everything for; whether good and evil are absolute or relative concepts; the respondent's religious affiliation and the importance of religion to the respondent; whether the 10 Commandments apply today. # #d) Family life. Including subjects such as: #The respondent's relation to her/his parents in childhood; the respondent's satisfaction with her/his family life; the respondent's opinion of what is important for a successful marriage and what are sufficient grounds for divorce; what qualities one should first and foremost teach one's children. # #e) Contemporary social issues. Including subjects such as: #The respondent's attitude to various forms of political action, to the importance of freedom in relation to equality and to changes in society; the attitude to various possible changes in the way of life; whether a number of different actions can be justified; the attitude to abortion under various circumstances; the political affiliation of the respondent; the attitude to terrorism; and the degree of confidence in various social institutions. # #Parallel surveys were conducted in France, England, West Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Spain


Abortion, Alcohol, alcoholism, Sense of responsibility, Working conditions, Working hours walk-out, Childhood, Fraud, Bribe, Occupation (settlement), Car theft, Boycott, Prayer, The bringing up of children, Children's qualities, Daily press, Participation in political activities, Demonstration, Killing in self defence, Death, Extremist, SINGLE MOTHER, Lonely, Business community, Family life, Family size, Imagination, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, The national parliament of Denmark, Consumer organization, Member of an association, Relationship to parents, Defence, Parental role, Leisure activity, Sentence, God, Guest worker, Heaven and hell, Attitude towards large families, Attitude towards students, Homosexuality, Handling of stolen goods, Vandalism, Politeness, Immigrant, Industry, Job satisfaction, Boredom, Church attendance, Corruption, Criminal, Art group, Love, Manager ability, Equality, Life after death, Substance of life, Quality of life, Local affiliation, Obedience, Lie, Member of the national church, Membership, Compassionate murder, Trust in your fellow citizens, Meaning of life, Human Rights movement, Moral, Moral value, Moral value, Drug abuse, Upbringing, Party loyalty, Party membership, Party preferences, Personal happiness, Personal sacrifices, Police, Politician, Political activity, Political discussion, Political interest, Political murder, Political position, Post material value, Post material value, Reincarnation, Religion, Religious affiliation, Societal goals, Viewer habits, Sexual freedom, Sexual norms, Suicide, Independence, Tax evasion, Divorce, Educational system, Assassination, Social equality, Social norm, Social work, State, Punishment for terrorism, Strike action, Trust in public institutions, Trust in companies, Existence, Belief in the devil, Belief in the soul, Belief in sin, Faithfulness, TV habits, Patience, Petition, Youth, Freedom of choice, Well-being, Value, Value of scientific progress, Marriage, Honesty, Economic conditions


Labour and employment: Labour relations/conflict, Labour and employment: Working conditions, Labour and employment: Employment, Social stratification and groupings: Children (see also child development and child rearing), Social stratification and groupings: Family life and marriage (including household composition and generations), Society and culture: Leisure, tourism and sport, Politics: Conflict, security and peace, 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



Geographic Coverage

National, Actions taken to minimize losses are not known.

Data set

Order data

Variables: 339
Analysis unit: Individuals, It is not known how the universe was delimited.


In data set: 1182
Original sample: NA


Kind of data: Survey data

Time dimension: Cross-sectional (one time) study - partial replication, The survey is partially replicated in DDA-1523: International Value Project, 1990 (Denmark).

Sampling procedure: Other, The sampling procedures are not known.

Action to minimize loos: Actions taken to minimize losses are not known.

Data collection

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Test type: Structured questionnaire

Number of questions: 337

Data Collector: NA

Temporal coverage

Start: 1981-01-01
End: 1982-12-30


Jean-Claude Deheneffe, International Value Project, 1981-1983 (Denmark), Dansk Data Arkiv Danish Data Archive, 1987. 1 data file: DDA-829, version: 1.0.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-829

Persistent identifier:

DOI: 10.5279/DK-SA-DDA-829

Archive information

Received: 1987-04-01


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


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Primary publications

  • Gundelach, Peter og Riis, Ole, Danskernes værdier, København, Forlaget Sociologi, 283 pp., 1992
  • Gundelach, Peter (red.), Danskernes værdier 1981-1999, København: Hans Reitzels Forlag, 307 pp., 2002

Secondary publications

  • Ryssevik, Jostein, Ung i Europa. Ein NSD lærepakke, Norsk samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste, Bergen, 1988
  • Listhaug, Ole, Holdninger og værdier hos norsk og europæisk ungdom: En empirisk oversikt, Universitetet i Trondheim, 1983,
  • Varming, Ole, Holdninger til børn, Disputats, København, 272 pp., 1988