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Study Report

Study Number: KB-504-001-1-1-The Netherlands-ICPSR-1970

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: Dutch election study, 1970-1973.  [machine-readable data file] / Tilburg University. Sociological Institute  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7261

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy, 2 volumes.

Abstract: The election study was conducted as a three-wave panel with the first wave conducted in March-July 1970 (1,838 respondents), the second wave in April 1971, after the parliamentary election (1,262 of the first wave respondents), and the third wave after the parliamentary election of November 1972 (972 of the original respondents). A questionnaire was mailed to respondents who refused the third interview, a total of 356 responses were obtained from this mailing. There are a total of 1,838 respondents and 766 variables in this study. The three-wave election study focuses on the partisan orientations of the Dutch people. Questions related to party identification, electoral choices in the three parliamentary elections as well as local elections, candidates awareness, issue importance, and political activities were asked in each wave. In addition, wave two concentrated on the concept of representation: questions about citizens' perception of the stance of political parties with respect to such national issues as abortion, civil disturbances, aid to developing nations, income distribution, taxation and defense spending, as well as opinions on the responsiveness of representatives to citizen demands were also probed. The third wave measured the changes in attitudes and opinions during the period covered by the entire study. Many of the questions on public policy stands were repeated. All three waves contain information on respondents' family, sex, religion, marital status, education, and occupation.

SUBJECT TERMS: candidates. election studies. political attitudes and behavior. political change. political parties. political party preference. voting attitudes and behavior. Europe. Netherlands.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Daalder, Hans, and Galen A. Irwin. ''Interests and Institutions in the Netherlands: An Assessment by the People and by Parliament,'' The Annals (1974), pp. 58-71. Miller, Warren E., and Philip Stouthard. ''Confessional Attachment and Electoral Behavior in the Netherlands,'' European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 3 (1975), pp. 219-258. Thomassen, J. J. A. ''Party Identification as a Cross-Cultural Concept: Its Meaning in the Netherlands,'' Acta Politica, Vol. 10 (1975), pp. 36-56.

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