Dataset: Election Survey, 2013


Statistics Norway (SSB) and the Institute for Social Research (ISF) conducted in 2013 The Norwegian election survey in connection to the general election that year. The survey included questions about the election, politicians, and what issues were important to voters. Bernt Aardal has been responsible at IFS for the study. ISF prepared the questionnaires, while SSB has drawn the sample, completed the collection of data and organised the data files.  

For access to the dataset, use the NSD application form:

Variable Groups

Full Title

Election Survey, 2013

Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Statistics Norway SSB


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Statistics Norway SSB


Copyright (C) 2013 Statistics Norway

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
Statistics Norway SSB

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Series Name

Norwegian Election Studies

Series Information

The Norwegian Election Research Programme was launched in the middle of the 1950's, under the direction of The Institute for Social Research. Henry Valen and Stein Rokkan were responsible for the programme. The programme co-operated with Norsk Gallup Institute A/S for sample survey data collection in the election studies covering the Storting elections in 1957, 1965, 1969 and 1973. Since 1977 the programme has co-operated with Statistics Norway (SSB) for the data collection for these studies. The election studies are intended to give statistical data for research covering elections and political processes in Norway. Since the start of the Norwegian Election Programme Professor Henry Valen has been the key administrator, but in 1985 Bernt Aardal took over as executive manager.


Date: 2015-08-17


Original data from Statistics Norway are documented and prepared, first NSD edition.

Bibliographic Citation

"Election Survey, 2013". Data collected by Statistics Norway. First NSD edition, Bergen 2015.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2013 2013

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2013-09-12 2013-11-09


Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage


Geographic Unit


Unit of Analysis



Norwegian citizens between 18-79 years.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Statistics Norway  (SSB)

Sampling Procedure

The survey consisted of 3200 persons in the age between 18-79 years. The panel sample includes a number of respondents that had been interviewed in the Election Study 2009. Due to the number of non-eligible respondents in this sample, it was supplemented by immigrants and younger persons in the age 18-21. The other half was cross sectional, and consisted of 1696 respondents that were drawn randomly for the Election Survey, first time in 2013. These will constitute the panel for the election in 2017. The sample was drawn using Statistics Norway's standard sampling frame.  
Gross sample: 3140 persons
Net sample: 1726 persons
Response rate: 55

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interview


Availability Status

Data from "Election Survey, 2013" are made available for research purposes given a written application.

Extent of Collection

One data file(s); different formats can be made.


Data from "Election Survey, 2013" are made available for research purposes given a written application.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:  
“(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Election Survey, 2013". The data are provided by Statistics Norway, and prepared and made available by NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Statistics Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.”

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.


The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.


Neither Statistics Norway nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Related Studies

Norwegian Election Survey, 2009

Valgundersøkelsen i 2009 inngår i valgforskningsprogrammet ved Institutt for samfunnsforskning - ISF - (1957 - 2009). Formålet med Valgundersøkelsen 2009 er dels å videreføre analyser for foregående valg, dels å studere aktuelle tendenser i norsk politikk og unike trekk ved stortingsvalget i 2009. Undersøkelsen omfatter spørsmål om faktisk stemmegivning og motivasjon for deltagelse og valg av politisk parti.   

Ved ISF har Bernt Aardal vært faglig ansvarlige for undersøkelsen. I 2009 gjennomførte Statistisk sentralbyrå (SSB) datainnsamlingen: ISF har stått for utarbeidelsen av skjema, mens SSB har trukket utvalget, gjennomført datainnsamlingen og tilrettelagt datafiler i etterkant.

Norwegian Election Survey, 2005

Norwegian Election Study, 2001

Norwegian Election Study, 1997

Norwegian Election Study, 1993

Norwegian Election Study, 1989

Norwegian Election Study, 1985

Norwegian Election Study, 1981

Norwegian Election Study, 1977

Norwegian Election Study, 1973

Norwegian Election Study, 1969

Norwegian Election Study, 1965

Norwegian Election Study, 1957

Related Publications

Valgundersøkelsen 2013, Dokumentasjons- og tabellrapport.

Kleven, Øyvin, Bernt Aardal, Johannes Bergh, Stine Hesstvedt and Ådne Hindenes (2013) Valgundersøkelsen 2013. Dokumentasjons- og tabellrapport, Notat 2015/29, Statistics Norway.


Metadata Index

This is the Metadata Index for a Nesstar Server.
Nesstar is a tool used for analysing, visualising and downloading datasets.

Click the "Explore Dataset" button to open the dataset.