Dataset: Norwegian Election Study, 1977


The Norwegian Election Study in 1977 is included in the Election Reserach Program at Institute of Social Research - ISF - (1957-1977). The objective of the study is partly to extend the analyses of earlier elections, partly to study the actual tendencies in Norwegian politics and characteristics of the election to the National Assembly - Stortinget - in 1977.

Bernt Aardal and Henry Valen have been responsible at IFS for the study. Statistics Norway completed in 1977 a data collection for the Norwegian Election study 1977: ISF has prepared the questionnaires, while SSB has drawn the sample, completed the collection of data and organised the data files.

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Norwegian Election Study, 1977

Identification Number


Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Valen, Henry Institute for Social Research, Oslo
Aardal, Bernt Institute for Social Research, Oslo


Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Statistics Norway SSB


Copyright (C) 1977 Statistics Norway

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Reseach Council of Norway NFR

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD

Contact Person

Name Affiliation E-mail address Universal Resource Identifier


Name Affiliation Abbreviation

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. In 1977 the programme started  to co-operate 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.


Date: 2010-04-16

Version Responsibility Statement

Norsk samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste


Data from Statistics Norway are documented and prepared, second NSD edition.

Bibliographic Citation

"Norwegian Election Survey, 1977". Data collected from Statistics Norway, Oslo. Second NSD edition, Bergen 2010

List of Keywords

Topic Classification


Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
1977 1977

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
1977-09-15 1977-10-31


Norway  (No)

Geographic Coverage

Landsdel (Part of country)

Unit of Analysis



Eligible population under 80 years of age.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Panel survey

Data Collector

Sampling Procedure

National 2-stage stratified random sample, stratification by geography, population density and occupational structure, sampling procedure developed by SSB, eligible population 18-79 years

Gross sample: 2 200, 50% panel with the 1981-study.  
Net sample: 1 596
Response rate: 72,5%

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interview


Availability Status

Data from ”Norwegian Election Study, 1977” are made available for research purposes given a written application.

Extent of Collection

One data file; different formats can be made.


Data from "Norwegian Election Study, 1977" 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 "Norwegian Election Study, 1977". The survey was financed by The Research Council of Norway. Data are provided by Henry Valen, Bernt Aardal, Insitute for Social Research (ISF) and Statistics Norway (SSB), and prepared and made available by Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Neither the Henry Valen, Bernt Aardal, ISF, SSB 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 three copies, alternatively 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. A copy of all reports will be sent to Statistics Norway.


Application for access to the data has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing, postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.


Neither Henry Valen, Bernt Aardal,  ISF, SSB nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.

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