Perception Survey – early 2012 (child care)

The data come from the Perception Survey that was held early in 2012. They survey studied the opinions of the Dutch population aged over 18 about current issues, including the responsibilities of the government, citizens, pension funds and the housing market. Over 3.6 thousand people were interviewed. The response rate was 62 percent.

The questions used for this web magazine article were:

1a. “Which of the following parties should contribute to the costs of child care in your opinion?”

Several answers possible

  1. Government
  2.  Employers
  3.  Parents

If more than one answer

1b. “Who do you feel should contribute primarily to the costs of child care?”

  1. Mainly the government
  2. Mainly the employers
  3. Mainly the parents
  4. (Both / all of these) parties in equal measure
  5.  A different apportionment

Only the answers to question 1a are given as options plus the options ‘(Both / all parties in equal measure’ and ‘A different apportionment’

The category ‘mainly the government’ consists of respondents who answered question 1a with ‘government’ and respondents who answered question 1b with ‘mainly the government’.
The category ‘mainly the employers’ consists of respondents who answered question 1a with ‘employers’ and respondents who answered question 1b with ‘mainly the employers’.
The category ‘mainly the parents’ consists of respondents who answered question 1a with ‘parents’ and respondents who answered question 1b with ‘mainly the parents’.
The category ‘shared costs’ consists of respondents who checked several parties in question 1a and responded to question 1b with ‘(both / all of these) parties in equal measure’ or ‘a different apportionment’.

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