Data archives (data and codebook):

Main study: at DANS (P0353); at ICPSR (...)

Principal investigator(s): L.P.J. De Bruyn (University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands), J.W. Foppen (University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

Fieldwork organization: N.V. v/h Nederlandse Stichting voor de Statistiek (NSS)

Design: This study contained a two-wave panel study. The first wave was held shortly after the parliamentary elections of November 29, 1972. The second wave was held after the formation of the Den Uyl-cabinet on May 31, 1973.

Fieldwork dates: The fieldwork was done from November 1972 till August 1973. The election date was November 29, 1972.

Sampling frame: This study consisted of a multi-stage sampling procedure. There was a sample of 6 households from the so called self-selective communities. From the non-selective communities a sample was drawn. This was based on the degree of urbanization. The households sample was stratified according to province and to degree of urbanization within these provinces. From all persons of the selected households a random sample was drawn.

Response: The Dutch parliamentary election study ’72-’73 has been conducted among three types of interviewees. The first category consisted of respondents who had cooperated in the pre and post inquiry of the parliamentary election study of 1971. All the respondents were approached again. These respondents formed the panel group. The response of this group was 67 percent.The second category consisted of a newly sampled group (see sampling frame) and was called the fresh sample. The response of this group was 68 percent, which means that 1.526 respondents of the sample (2.237) completed the interview.The third category consisted of a separate sample of young people (age range from 18 to 22 ¾). This were persons who had the right to vote for the first time. The response of this group was 64 percent (original sample of 507 persons).

Panel study: This election study did not include a panel study.