Denmark – Demographic Description
Citizens for the Danish WWViews on Climate and Energy were recruited from the entire nation. The citizens who participated in the consultation were as a group very close to the population of Denmark in terms of relative shares of ethnicity, occupation and place of living.
There was, however, an overrepresentation of the age groups from 50 and up, and an underrepresentation of the age groups under 40. Members of environmental organizations were also overrepresented. Only 3% of the Danish population holds a membership to an environmental organization, but around 15% of the participants in the consultation were members of such an organization.
We assume that more women are members of an environmental organization in Denmark as a whole. On the day of the consultation, the group of members of environmental organizations was 50-50 men and women. This would seem to reflect the general overrepresentation at the consultation of men: 63% against 49.3 in the population as a whole.
The greatest discrepancy, though, showed up in education level. There were only 3.3% citizens with primary school as their highest degree at the consultation, comparing to approximately 25% in the entire population. Likewise, there was an overrepresentation of participants with a profession-education or a university degree, making up 64.4% of the citizens attending the consultation, against 27% of the population as a whole.