Dataset: Referendum on Norwegian Membership in EC 1972 / National Election Survey 1973

Abstract

In connection with the referendum on Norwegian membership in the EC in 1972, Statistics Norway conducted a survey to collect data for scientific and statistical purposes. The survey was followed by a general election in 1973, for the same sample. This is therefore an independent panel survey with links to other surveys conducted in association with the Norwegian electoral research. In the survey of 1972 half the sample was interviewed before the vote, half the sample were interviewed after the vote. Because the data for both the surveys are collected in one file, the number of units on the file is greater than for each study separately.

The survey is thus divided into two main parts:

    1. EC survey in which 2320 people answered the survey.

    2. General elections 2389 survey in which people have answered the questionnaires.

Of the 2320 people who answered the EC survey is the 273 people who were not involved in the election survey. Similarly, there are 342 people who answered the survey parliamentary elections that did not participate in the EC survey. They represent the growth of first time voters in the period between the EU referendum in 1972 and parliamentary elections in 1973. This gives a total of 2047 persons who answered both questionnaires.

EC survey is divided into two from the time of the interview:

    1. Fieldwork conducted 15/9 - 22/9 1972. I.e. before the referendum on the EC (1171 people)

    2. Fieldwork conducted 26/9 - 3/10 1972. I.e. after the referendum on the EC (1149 people)

To distinguish these two dates in the analysis, one must use the variable V9 intervjudel

For further documentation:

 1. Official Statistics (NOS) referendum on the EC.
    Booklet II. A NOS 544 SSB Oslo, 1973

 2. Official Statistics (NOS) general election 1973.
    Booklet II. A NOS 613 SSB Oslo, 1974
     
    
If you want access to the data set can be ordered via the NSD form:

http://www.nsd.uib.no/bestilledata/survey/

Variable Groups

Full Title

Referendum on Norwegian Membership in EC 1972 / National Election Survey 1973

Identification Number

NSD0057

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Audun Offerdal Statistics Norway

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Statistics Norway SSB

Copyright

Copyright (C) 1974 Statistics Norway

Date of Production

1974-01-01

Place of Production

SSB Oslo

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
Statistics Norway SSB

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD

Contact Person

Name Affiliation E-mail address Universal Resource Identifier
Norsk samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste
Norsk samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste nsd@nsd.uib.no

Depositor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Statistisk sentralbyrå, Oslo SSB

Series Name

Norwegian Election Studies

Series Information

The Norwegian electoral research program began in the mid 50s under the direction of the Institute for Social Research, with Henry Valen and Stein Rokkan as research administrators. The program has since 1977 collaborated with Statistics Norway to conduct election surveys in connection with parliamentary elections. For the referendum on Norwegian membership in the EC in 1972, SSB performed a completely separate interview survey, to collect data for scientific and statistical purposes. The survey and the same sample was followed up in 1973, when the general election that year. These two surveys, which are collected in a data file is therefore completely outside what is usually addressed as a "The Norwegian electoral research."

Version

Date: 2012-06-20

Bibliographic Citation

"Referendum on Norwegian Membership in EC 1972 / National Election Survey 1973". Data collected by Statistics Norway, Oslo. 2nd NSD XML edition, Bergen 2012

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Elections

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
1973

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
1973-09-10 1973-10-31

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

The voting population 20-79 years Gross sample: 1972: 1450 1447, 1973 2959 Net Selection: 1972: 1171 1149, 1973: 2389 IO

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Statistics Norway  (SSB)

Sampling Procedure

National 2-stage stratified random sample, sampling procedure developed by SSB

Gross sample 1972: 2897
Gross sample 1973: 2959
Net sample 1972: 2320
Net sample 1973: 2389

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interview

Type of Research Instrument

Structured questionnaire Strukturert spørreskjema

Actions to Minimize Losses

Gjenbesøk

Data Set Availability

Media online

Location

Availability Status

Data from "Referendum on Norwegian Membership in EC 1972 / National Election Survey 1973" are made available for research purposes given a written application.

Extent of Collection

One data file; different formats can be made.

Number of Files

Etter behov, normalt 1 fil

Restrictions

Data from "Referendum on Norwegian Membership in EC 1972 / National Election Survey 1973" 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 "Referendum on Norwegian Membership in EC 1972 / National Election Survey 1973". The survey was financed by Statistics Norway (SSB). The data are provided by SSB, and prepared and made available by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Neither 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 the data we distribute.

Conditions

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.

Disclaimer

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

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