This year, we are once again in full preparation for the data collection of the sixth (and final) round of the DAPDV study! This means that our team will again be visiting secondary schools across the country as of November to ask students for their opinions on democracy and society. Since the Dutch political field is currently relatively open, and many of our students will reach the voting age of 18 this year, we are very excited to see whether and how their political attitudes will change. The logistics around the data collection are this year in safe hands with Sandy Kempen, Michelle Rosmalen and Twan Huijsmans.

At the same time, Sandy Kempen, Michelle Rosmalen and Twan Huijsmans are also new members of the DAPDV team! We are very pleased to welcome them. If you want to read more about who they are and what they do, visit the team page and click on their photos. If you are not yet satisfied and have pressing questions about who we are, what we do or more, feel free to contact us at info@adks.nl!

Furthermore, we are currently busy finalising the Year 4 report, in which we discuss the results of the fourth-year students in the 2021-2022 school year. The report will be released soon. During the fourth round of this study, many schools had adjusted their teaching to the COVID-19 measures. As a result, we were able to collect data among a larger number of students than in school year 2020-2021. In addition, we have once again examined adolescents’ support for core democratic values compared to the first, second and third school year. You can read more about this in the Year 4 report, which will appear soon on this site!

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