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Dutch Parliamentary Election Study, 1986: Stratified Sample

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • van der Eijk, C.
  • Irwin, G.A.
  • Niemoeller, B.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Dutch Parliamentary Election Study (DPES) Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (Netherlands)
  • Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (Netherlands)
  • Social and Cultural Planning Office (Netherlands)
  • Netherlands Organization for the Advancement of Pure Research
  • University of Amsterdam. Department of Political Science
  • Leiden University (Netherlands)
Free Keywords
abortion; domestic policy; Dutch Parliament; euthanasia; foreign policy; foreign workers; government performance; income; nuclear energy; nuclear weapons; parliamentary elections; political affiliation; political attitudes; political change; political issues; political leaders; political participation; public approval; public opinion; social movements; religious attitudes; trust in government; unemployment; union membership; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This study consists of a short post-election interview with a sample drawn from the Dutch electorate, stratified according to party preference. Many of the questions asked in this survey parallel those appearing in the DUTCH PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION STUDY, 1986 (ICPSR 8876). In addition, questions generated by hypotheses about the behavior of supporters of small political parties in general were also included. This collection also contains information from a weekly poll in which the respondents had participated earlier and which was used to stratify the sample. Topics covered include attitudes on political issues such as the economy, social security, euthanasia, nuclear armaments, and foreign workers, experiences with unemployment, religious views, and attitudes toward political parties and other factors important to party choice. Respondents also provided demographic information on income, sex, age, employment and union status, household composition, marital status, type of living quarters, and education.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Data File
    • DS2: SAS Data Definition Statements
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986
  • 1985 / 1986
    Collection date: 1985--1986
Geographic Coverage
  • Europe
  • Netherlands
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Members of the Dutch electorate at the time of the 1986 parliamentary election.
Information on party preference collected in a number of samples of the Dutch electorate in 1985 and 1986 was used to establish pools for drawing a stratified sample for telephone interviewing. Only respondents who indicated a specific party preference were included in one of 11 pools, which corresponded to both major and minor political parties in the Netherlands. Approximately 75 respondents from each pool were interviewed by telephone.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9378 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Eijk, Cees van der, Irwin, Galen, Niemoller, Kees. The Dutch Parliamentary Election of May 1986. Electoral Studies.5, (3), 289-296.1986.
    • ID: 10.1016/0261-3794(86)90016-8 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

van der Eijk, C.; Irwin, G.A.; Niemoeller, B. (1995): Dutch Parliamentary Election Study, 1986: Stratified Sample. Version 1. Dutch Parliamentary Election Study (DPES) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.