The news that one in five Danes and one in three Danish People’s Party voters would fail the citizenship test has been circulating in the twittersphere this morning. Needless to say, the assumed irony is that DF voters on the one hand are most likely to support the test while on the other hand being most likely to fail it.
At least with regard to the second part of the equation, I’m not too surprised: If DF generally appeals to the oldest and least educated segment of the electorate and the citizenship test measures factors related to eductation, then this really is what you should expect.
With regard to the first part, social and educational factors are also likely to be at play. So ideology or perceived political position may be less relevant than education and social status.