Perceived tasks and authorities of mayors in the Netherlands 2016

This statistic shows the outcome of a survey done in the Netherlands in 2016 during which respondents were asked the following question: ''Which of the following tasks and authorities do you think mayors have?*''. As of 2016, roughly 60 percent of the Dutch respondents indicated they the mayor has the responsibility of maintaining law and order.

Which of the following tasks and authorities do you think mayors have?*

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Release date

July 2016



Survey time period

May 3, 2016 to May 9, 2016

Number of respondents


Age group

18-80 years old

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Van welke van de genoemde taken en bevoegdheden denk je dat de burgemeester heeft?"

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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