Political Opinion Polling in the Netherlands

  • Jan Stapel


In 1970, when political polling was twenty-five years old in the Netherlands, I wrote:

Predicting election results a few days before an election is a fairly useless sort of prognosis. It is not a basis for decisions and rightly so; a few days later one knows the full facts. It also is a not very useful way of utilising sampling procedures. Within a very short time election results will be known and total counts are more exact than samples.1


Vote Preference Poll Finding Ballot Form Political Market Place Dutch Sociologist 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 4.
    Marcel van Dam and J. Beishuizen, ‘Kijk op kiezer’ (1976).Google Scholar
  2. 5.
    Robbert Ammerlaan, ‘Het verschijnsel Schmelzer’ (1973), p. 259.Google Scholar
  3. 8.
    Hadley Cantril, Gauging Public Opinion (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1944).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Robert M. Worcester 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Stapel

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations