Nationaal Kiezersonderzoek, NKO 2006 Dutch Parliamentary Election Study 2006 - DPES 2006


Dutch Parliamentary Election Study 2006 (DPES/NKO 2006).

The Dutch Parliamentary Election Studies (DPES) are a series of national surveys carried out under the auspices of the Dutch Electoral Research Foundation (SKON). These surveys have been conducted since 1970. Studies since 1971 were conducted before and after the national parliamentary elections. Panel studies are also conducted within the framework of the DPES.

Many questions are replicated across studies, although each has questions not asked in the others. The major substantive areas consistently covered include the respondents' attitudes toward and expectations of the government and its effectiveness in both domestic and foreign policy, the most important problems facing the people of the Netherlands, the respondents' voting behavior and participation history, and his/her knowledge of and faith in the nation's political leaders.

The data for the DPES 2006 were collected by Statistics Netherlands and by Kees Aarts, Henk van der Kolk, Martin Rosema and Martha Brinkman on behalf of the SKON. The study has been made possible by grants from Statistics Netherlands, the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports (VWS), the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP), and the Department of Political Science and Research Methodology, University of Twente.

In order to provide the funding agencies with essential information about the use of the data that have been collected with their assistance, each user of the data is expected to send two copies of each completed and published manuscript to the distributor of the data.

Number of cases: 2806, number of variables: 696.

A version including all variables of this survey, including variables that were dropped for reasons of privacy protections (municipality, day of birth, exact regional newspaper) and additional variables from population records is available under strongly restrictive rules at Statistics Netherlands.

The questionnaires (both Dutch and English) used in this survey are available on

Metadata Access
Creator Stichting Kiezersonderzoek Nederland - SKON;Kolk, H. van der;Rosema, M.;Aarts, C.W.A.M.;Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek - CBS;Martha Brinkman - Universiteit Twente
Publisher Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Contributor Martha Brinkman;Henk van der Kolk;Kees Aarts;Martin Rosema
Publication Year 2010
Rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess;DANS License
Contact Martha Brinkman;Henk van der Kolk;Kees Aarts;Martin Rosema
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format SPSS
Discipline Various
Temporal Coverage Begin 2007-07-01T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2010-01-19T11:59:59Z