Opinions on referendums in the Netherlands 2017

This statistic displays the opinions on referendums in the Netherlands 2017. Respondents taking part in this survey were asked whether they agree or disagree with the statement: "A referendum is good addition to the current democracy". Nearly half of the respondents stated to agree with this.
Between 2015 and 2018, the Netherlands experimented with consultative (non-binding) referendums. Two referendums were held about the European Union association agreement with Ukraine (2016) and the Intelligence and Security Services Act (2018), which both resulted in a 'no'. In 2018, the new Rutte III government abolished non-binding referendums in the Netherlands again.

Do you agree or disagree with the statement: "A referendum is good addition to the current democracy"?*

Share of the respondents
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Sources

Release date

February 2018

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

November 24, 2017 to December 3, 2017

Number of respondents

2,108 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* This statement was phrased by the source as follows: "Een referendum is een goede aanvulling op de huidige democratie." (English: A referendum is good addition to the current democracy.)

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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