Dataset: Election Survey among Foreign Citizens, 1999

Abstract

After the elections in 1983, 1987, 1991, 1995 and 1999, Statistics Norway have conducted surveys among foreign citizens that has been eligible to vote. These surveys have been motivated by various reforms of the election arrangements in 1975, 1979 and 1999, which have all given foreign citizens an increasing degree of voting rights.  

In 1999, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) gave financial support to information campaigns that were managed by several country-wide organisations and a few immigration-driven radios. The objective was to increase election participation and interest in and knowledge about local political questions.  

The survey in 1999, which this data set is derived from, therefore aimed to examine immigrants actual participations in the election, causes for lack of participation and effect of the information campaigns the governments had carried out.  

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Election Survey among Foreign Citizens, 1999

Identification Number

NSD0818

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Statistics Norway SSB

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Statistics Norway SSB

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2009 Statistics Norway

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development KRD

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD

Series Name

Norwegian Election Studies

Series Information

After the elections in 1983, 1987, 1991, 1995 and 1999, Statistics Norway have conducted surveys among foreign citizens that has been eligible to vote. These surveys have been motivated by various reforms of the election arrangements in 1975, 1979 and 1999, which have all given foreign citizens an increasing degree of voting rights.

Version

Date: 2009-06-05

Notes

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

Bibliographic Citation

"Election Survey among Foreign Citizens, 1999". Data collected by Statistics Norway. First NSD edition, Bergen 2009.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
1999 1999

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
1999-09-13 1999-12-01

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

Part of country

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

Foreign citizens that are eligible to vote.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Statistics Norway, Oslo  (SSB)

Sampling Procedure

From the population of foreign citizens that were eligible to vote, 101 706, there was originally drawn a stratified random saple of 7499 personer, amounting to 7 percent of the population.
The sampling was based on a situation file produced by Statistics Norway that was updated July 1999. Correction fot persons that were dead or had emigrated was conduced the 1st of Norvemver 1999. After these corrections, the sample was reduced to 7016.  

Gross sample: 7016 persons
Net sample: 2910 persons
Response rate: 41,5 %

Mode of Data Collection

Paper/pencil questionnaire

Location

Availability Status

Data from "Election Survey among Foreign Citizens, 1999" are made available for research purposes given a written application.

Extent of Collection

One file; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data from "Election Survey among Foreign Citizens, 1999" 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 among Foreign Citizens, 1999". The survey was financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. The data are provided by Statistics Norway, and prepared and made available by the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Neither Statistics Norway, Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/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, Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development nor NSD are responsible for the analysis/interpretation of the data presented here.

Related Publications

Utenlandske statsborgere og kommunestyrevalget 1999. Dokumentasjonsrapport

Rønning, Elisabeth (2000) Utenlandske statsborgere og kommunestyrevalget 1999. Dokumentasjonsrapport, Notat 2000/01, Statistisk sentralbyrå

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