Summary of the article
After the General Considerations, 9 major crises / issues were presented to voters via Peil.nl to rank them in order of importance. There are big differences according to political preferences. The next wave of Corona is the least serious problem for most respondents.
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After the general views, a sample of nearly 4000 Dutch people were questioned about both of these general views and how people are experiencing the various major crises / problems right now. In addition to the following report, two other reports were produced. The distribution of seats, as after the General Considerations, in the answer to a large number of questions relating to these General Views.
Crisis / big problems
We presented 9 main crises / problems to the respondents and asked them to rank them in order of importance. By subtracting the average value that came out of the number 8, we can create in-depth charts, where the higher bar means that on average people consider that problem more important than a lower bar. The total result for all Dutch people is this:
This overview shows, among other things, that high energy costs and strong price inflation achieve the highest score on average and a possible new corona wave the lowest. Most of the interviewees placed it in the last place. Therefore, the figure is 0.6. It is also easy to see that the topic of the “nitrogen problem”, which aroused so many emotions in the summer, has now reached the penultimate place.
There appears to be a clear difference in the responses depending on the income level of the family.
It is clear that in the three most cited crises, the lowest incomes rank above the highest incomes. With the subjects in fourth and fifth place (Ukraine and polarization society) we see the opposite. Climate change is also positioned higher among the highest incomes than the lowest.
It is important to realize that there are large differences in the political preferences of various income groups.
- Among the highest income groups, D66 and VVD score more than twice as much as the lowest income groups. This difference is now even greater than in the March 2021 elections.
- Only at PVV and SP do we see the opposite pattern.
- With the other parts the scheme is more widespread. At JA21 we see that this party does slightly better among those with higher incomes than those with lower incomes, but the difference is certainly not as great as with VVD and D66. At BBB we see slightly more emphasis on the lowest incomes, but this party still scores D66 for the highest incomes.
Differences by lot
As regards the 9 major crises / problems, there are significant differences in the patterns among the party voters, which are partly related to the income position.
For each of the 9 major crises / problems presented, a graph was created based on the score of the voters of the different parties. The 9 different graphs are shown below. There are also a number with large scoring differences between the voters of the different parties.
The previous 9 graphs show how great the differences are between the voters of the different parties. In particular with regard to the issue of asylum seekers and climate change, we see great differences between the parts on one side of the graph and those on the other.
As for most major crises / issues, D66 voters are on the other side of the spectrum from BBB and PVV voters.
Finally, the graph below shows the D66, VVD and BBB scores for the 9 major seizures / problems. There, the differences between the current voters of the three parties are clearly visible.
We will repeat this survey in a few months.