The Election survey (Valgundersøgelsen) 1971-2015

At every parliamentary election since 1971, the Danish Election Study has carried out countrywide representative voter studies. The primary purpose of these election studies has been to uncover the most important reasons for why voters vote as they do.

The Election survey 1971-2015 consists of a unique time series on party elections and political attitudes in Denmark spanning across half a century.

The Election survey allows you to analyse and compare public sentiment over time:

  • Who are people voting for?
  • What topics are considered important?
  • Is there trust towards the politicians?

You can read more about the Danish National Election Study at

You can find the individual election studies here:

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