Dataset: Election Survey for the Municipal Elections, 1995

Abstract

The survey which is carried through by SSB on assignment from Institutt for Samfunnsforskning and the Department of Political Science, UiO, who have a general aim of gathering more data about people's perception of local democracy in context with the local and regional election in 1995. Further on, the survey seeks to increase the understanding of what's happening in Norwegian municipalities, seen from the individual voters point of view. The sample consists of people in the age 18-80 years who are  entiteled to vote in the local and regional election.  


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Variable Groups

Full Title

Election Survey for the Municipal Elections, 1995

Identification Number

NSD0334

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Statistics Norway SSB

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Rudlang, Hilde/Statistics Norway SSB Project leader

Copyright

Copyright (C) 1995 Statistics Norway

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
Institute for Social Research ISF
Department of Political Science, University of Oslo UiO

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD

Series Name

Norwegian Election Studies

Version

Date: 2010-06-02

Notes

Original data from Statistics Norway are documented and prepared, second NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Election Survey for the Municipal Elections, 1995". Data collected by Statistics Norway, Oslo.  Second NSD edition, Bergen 2010.

List of Keywords

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
1995 1995

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
1995 1995

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

Country

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

People  in the age 18-80 years who are eligible to vote in the local and regional election.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Sampling Procedure

The survey approaches a drawn sample of persons in the age 18-80 years (pr 31.12.95) who were entitled to vote at the local- and regional election. This includes foreign citizens who have been living in Norway for at lest three years. The persons were drawn from Statistics Norway's sampling register.  

All municipalities in the country were stratified in six strata after the municipalities populations pr 01.01.95, in the following manner:

Stratum 1: - 2 500 inhabitants
Stratum 2: 2 501 - 5 000 inhabitants
Stratum 3: 5 001 - 10 000 inhabitants
Stratum 4: 10 001 - 20 000 inhabitants
Stratum 5: 20 001 - 60 000 inhabitants
Stratum 6: 60 001 -

Fist is was drawn a sample of 5 952 persons, equally distributed among strata. Of these, phone numbers was found for 4 598 persons. Among these it was drawn equally large, partial samples form each sample, as shown below.   

          Ammount of municipalities   Ammount of inhabitants     Size of sample Probability of being drawn Weighting factor
Strata     1 120                  135 919                        714                         0.005253                        0.153
Strata     2 127                   331 590        714                         0.002153                        0.372
Strata     3                  90                   467 018        714                         0.001529                        0.524
Strata     4     58                   598 560        714                         0.001193                                0.672
Strata     5                  33                   798 835        714                         0.000894                                0.896
Strata     6                    7                   892 326        715                         0.000801                        1.000

Gross sample: 4285 persons
Net sample: 3036 persons
Response rate: 70.9%

Mode of Data Collection

Telephone interview

Weighting

Ettersom populasjonsstørrelsen varierer betydelig mellom strataene, er personene i utvalget trukket med ulik trekksannsynlighet. Ved beregning av resultater for to eller flere strata under ett, må personene gis vekter som er omvendt proposjonale med trekksannsynligheten. De vektingsfaktorer som framkommer når vekten for stratum settes lik 1, er oppført nedenfor.  

          Ammount of municipalities   Ammount of inhabitants     Size of sample Probability of being drawn Weighting factor
Strata     1 120                  135 919                        714                         0.005253                        0.153
Strata     2 127                   331 590        714                         0.002153                        0.372
Strata     3                  90                   467 018        714                         0.001529                        0.524
Strata     4     58                   598 560        714                         0.001193                                0.672
Strata     5                  33                   798 835        714                         0.000894                                0.896
Strata     6                    7                   892 326        715                         0.000801                        1.000

Location

Availability Status

Data from ”Election Survey for the Municipal Elections, 1995” are made available for research purposes given a written application.

Extent of Collection

One data file; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data from ”Election Survey for the Municipal Elections, 1995” 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 for the Municipal Elections, 1995". The survey was financed by Institutt for Samfunnsforskning and Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. The data are provided by Statistisk sentralbyrå, and prepared and made available by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Neither Statistics Norway, Institutt for Samfunnsforskning, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo 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.

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 Statistics Norway, Institutt for Samfunnsforskning, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.

Related Publications

Lokalvalgundersøkelsene 1995-2007

Otterbekk, S. R., L. Rose, J. Saglie (2010) Lokalvalgundersøkelsene 1995-2007, Dokumentasjonsrapport, ISF 2010:008, Institutt for samfunnsforskning

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