Political intolerance

Single Wave Study

General Information

Political intolerance
Project Number
This study focuses on how individuals think about a group that has an opposing view on a political subject.
Longitudinal Type
Single Wave Study
Begin date
End date
Linda Bos (University of Amsterdam)
© 2021 CentERdata
Funding Organization

Datasets and documentation

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Codebook in English
Codebook in Dutch

Data Files

English SPSS file
English STATA file


Variable name Variable Label Variable Type
nomem_encrNumber of the household member encryptedpreloaded
sx20a_mYear and month of the field work periodconstructed
sx20a001Random number for presentation order of block 1 and block 2constructed
sx20a002Politics and Values item on which the topic is basedpreloaded
sx20a003Score on variable in Politics and Valuespreloaded
sx20a004Topic addressed in sx20a043 – sc20a051preloaded
sx20a005Text displayed above sx20a043 – sx20a050, depending on the topic and scoreconstructed
sx20a006Text displayed in sx20a043 – sx20a050, depending on topic and scoreconstructed
sx20a007Text displayed in sc20a051, depending on topic and scoreconstructed
sx20a008Item displayed 1st in sx20a034 - sx20a037constructed
sx20a009Item displayed 2nd in sx20a034 - sx20a037constructed
sx20a010Item displayed 3rd in sx20a034 - sx20a037constructed
sx20a011Item displayed 4th in sx20a034 - sx20a037constructed
sx20a012Item displayed 1st in sx20a038 - sx20a042constructed
sx20a013Item displayed 2nd in sx20a038 - sx20a042constructed
sx20a014Item displayed 3rd in sx20a038 - sx20a042constructed
sx20a015Item displayed 4th in sx20a038 - sx20a042constructed
sx20a016Item displayed 5th in sx20a038 - sx20a042constructed
sx20a017Item displayed 1st in sx20a043 - sx20a050constructed
sx20a018Item displayed 2nd in sx20a043 - sx20a050constructed
sx20a019Item displayed 3rd in sx20a043 - sx20a050constructed
sx20a020Item displayed 4th in sx20a043 - sx20a050constructed
sx20a021Item displayed 5th in sx20a043 - sx20a050constructed
sx20a022Item displayed 6th in sx20a043 - sx20a050constructed
sx20a023Item displayed 7th in sx20a043 - sx20a050constructed
sx20a024Item displayed 8th in sx20a043 - sx20a050constructed
sx20a025Item displayed 1st in sx20a052 - sx20a056constructed
sx20a026Item displayed 2nd in sx20a052 - sx20a056constructed
sx20a027Item displayed 3rd in sx20a052 - sx20a056constructed
sx20a028Item displayed 4th in sx20a052 - sx20a056constructed
sx20a029Item displayed 5th in sx20a052 - sx20a056constructed
sx20a030Item displayed 1st in sx20a057 - sx20a060constructed
sx20a031Item displayed 2nd in sx20a057 - sx20a060constructed
sx20a032Item displayed 3rd in sx20a057 - sx20a060constructed
sx20a033Item displayed 4th in sx20a057 - sx20a060constructed
sx20a034To what extent do you find each of the following topics a matter of good and evil? Euthanasiadirectly measured
sx20a035To what extent do you find each of the following topics a matter of good and evil? Income disparitiesdirectly measured
sx20a036To what extent do you find each of the following topics a matter of good and evil? Multicultural societydirectly measured
sx20a037To what extent do you find each of the following topics a matter of good and evil? European unificationdirectly measured
sx20a038Politics is ultimately a battle between right and wrong.directly measured
sx20a039Another person may never be exposed to risk, no matter how small the risk.directly measured
sx20a040Actions that endanger the dignity or well-being of another person should never be performed.directly measured
sx20a041Moral standards are personal rules and should not be used in order to judge others.directly measured
sx20a042Moral standards are personal. What one person considers moral, another person may consider immoral.directly measured
sx20a043Do you approve or disapprove of the following situations? A demonstration by [sx20a006] is blocked by counter-demonstrators.directly measured
sx20a044Do you approve or disapprove of the following situations? Youngsters demonstrate weekly for one year on the Dam Square to call for [sx20a006].directly measured
sx20a045Do you approve or disapprove of the following situations? The Dutch Association of Chief Editors refuses to publish a full-page advertisement calling for [sx20a006].directly measured
sx20a046Do you approve or disapprove of the following situations? Facebook deletes a page calling for [sx20a006].directly measured
sx20a047Do you approve or disapprove of the following situations? An action group pays an influencer to bring [sx20a006] to the attention of children.directly measured
sx20a048Do you approve or disapprove of the following situations? A school fires a social education teacher because he or she advocates for [sx20a006].directly measured
sx20a049Do you approve or disapprove of the following situations? A well-known advocate for [sx20a006] is appointed judge.directly measured
sx20a050Do you approve or disapprove of the following situations? A municipality refuses an advocate of [sx20a006] when he/she applies for a position as a civil servant.directly measured
sx20a051What do you think of [sx20a007]?directly measured
sx20a052I support freedom of speech for everyone, regardless of their opinion.directly measured
sx20a053Everyone should have the same rights, regardless of their political preferences.directly measured
sx20a054I am willing to compromise with someone I radically disagree with.directly measured
sx20a055I don’t mind being exposed online to messages from people I fundamentally disagree with.directly measured
sx20a056I think that people with radically different opinions than I have should be allowed to speak out on social media.directly measured
sx20a057In a democracy it is important to listen to people with a different opinion.directly measured
sx20a058In a democracy it is important to make compromises among different viewpoints.directly measured
sx20a059In a democracy it is important to take different opinions into account when taking decisions.directly measured
sx20a060In a democracy standpoints deviating from majority opinion should be taken into account.directly measured
sx20a061Was it difficult to answer the questions?directly measured
sx20a062Were the questions sufficiently clear?directly measured
sx20a063Did the questionnaire get you thinking about things?directly measured
sx20a064Was it an interesting subject?directly measured
sx20a065Did you enjoy answering the questions?directly measured
sx20a066Starting date questionnaireconstructed
sx20a067Starting time questionnaireconstructed
sx20a068End date questionnaireconstructed
sx20a069End time questionnaireconstructed
sx20a070Duration in secondsderived


Questionnaire: Political intolerance

The questionnaire was administered in Dutch

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Response Information

Response Overview
Selected number of household members: 2,596 (100.0%)
Non-response: 122 (4.7%)
Response: 2,474 (95.3%)
Complete: 2,459 (94.7%)
Incomplete: 15 (0.6%)
Collection Events
02-03-2020 to 31-03-2020
The total sample comprised of 2,596 randomly selected panel members who completed the survey “Political discontent” (study ph19a, fieldwork period 04-2019) and the third part of “Politics and Values wave 12” (study cv20l, fieldwork period 02-2020).
Collection Mode
internet survey
Fieldwork Note
A reminder was sent twice to non-respondents