Dataset: Norwegian Citizen Panel Wave 5, 2015

Abstract

The Norwegian Citizen Panel is a platform for internet surveys of public opinion in important areas of society and politics in Norway. Participants are randomly recruited from the Norwegian population register, and they are encouraged to participate over time. The panel was fielded for the first time the fall of 2013 and the survey is carried out twice a year. The University of Bergen owns and is responsible for the Citizen panel. The company Ideas2evidence recruits respondents, produces the survey, and provides documentation of the data. Data is stored and shared by NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data. The Norwegian Citizen Panel welcomes research proposals for survey content. The text commentaries in the dataset are separated into their own excel file. This file is provided with the data set. The text comments are linked to the serial number of the respondents. More information about calls and other updates is available at www.medborger.uib.no.

The text comments in the dataset can be found in a separate excel-document, and will be delivered along the dataset. The text comments are attached to a serial number for the respondents.

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

http://www.nsd.uib.no/nsd/english/orderform.html

Variable Groups

Full Title

Norwegian Citizen Panel Wave 5, 2015

Identification Number

NSD2343

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Ivarsflaten, Elisabeth Coordinator, University of Bergen
Andersson, Mikael Scientific team, University of Bergen and UNI Research Rokkan Centre
Arnesen, Sveinung Scientific team, University of Bergen and UNI Research Rokkan Centre
Bjånesøy, Lise Scientific team, University of Bergen and UNI Research Rokkan Centre
Nordø, Åsta Scientific team, University of Bergen and UNI Research Rokkan Centre
Tvinnereim, Endre Scientific team, University of Bergen and UNI Research Rokkan Centre

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Høgestøl, Asle Ideas2evidence Coordinator
Skjervheim, Øivind Ideas2evidence Coordinator
Ryssevik, Jostein Ideas2evidence Quality assurance

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2015 University of Bergen

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
University of Bergen UiB
Uni Rokkan Centre

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Depositor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation

Version

Date: 2017-10-13

Notes

Original data from University of Bergen are documented and prepared, third NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Norwegian Citizen Panel Wave 5, 2015". Data collected by Ideas2evidence for Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, The University of Bergen. Third NSD edition, Bergen 2017.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2015 2015

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2015-10 2015-11

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

County

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

Norwegian citizens above the age of 18.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Panel

Data Collector

Ideas2evidence

Sampling Procedure

The survey is based on a online questionnaire. Existing members receives e-mail invitations asking for their participation in the current wave. Members of the Norwegian Citizen Panel have been recruited in two waves, wave 1 and wave 3. In wave 1 4870 panel members were recruited (see documentation from wave 1). In wave 3 5623 members were recruited. Prior to wave 5 the Norwegian Citizen Panel had 10,247 members. Wave 5 of the NCP involved data collection from existing members of the panel. The data collection was conducted during the months of October and November 2015.  

The sampling procedure of wave 1 and wave 3 is identical. 25 000 individuals over the age of 18 were randomly drawn from the Norwegian National Population Registry. The extracted data was a) last name, b) first name, c) address, d) gender, and e) age. The sample excluded people with no current home address in Norway. New panel members were recruited in multiple steps. First, letters were sent to everyone in the sample. The letters contained the following information; a) a description of the project, b) the Citizen Panel's policy on privacy and measures taken to protect the anonymity of the participators, c) the time-frame of the project, d) the participants' rights to opt out of the panel at any time in the future, e) contact information for the people responsible for the project, f) a unique log-in id and the web address to the panel's web site and g) the estimated time required to complete the survey (20 minutes).

Net sample: 5451 persons

Each wave of the Citizen Panel Survey includes several survey experiments where different groups of respondents receive questions with slightly different wordings. This was achieved by randomly assigning respondents to groups during the data collection process. In addition, there is also a more permanent split of the respondents into two or more groups. To reduce the overall time required to answer the survey, some sections of the questionnaire were only presented to one of these groups. For both of these reasons, the number of respondents who have answered a single question might be substantially less than the total number of respondents. See the detailed data documentation for further information about this.

Mode of Data Collection

Web survey

Weighting

To compensate for the observed bias, a set of weights has been calculated. The weights equal the relation between a given strata in the population and the total population, divided by the relation between a given strata in the net sample and the total net sample. This procedure returns values around 1, but above 0. Respondents who are underrepresented will receive a weight above 1 and respondents who are overrepresented a weight below 1. The weights of the different stratums are listed in the documentation report (table 8 in the appendix).
When calculating the weights, the information regarding the respondent's geographical location, gender and age are based on registry data. These attributes were included in the sample file we received from the Norwegian Population Register. Information regarding the level of education is provided by the respondents when answering the questionnaire. Approximately 9 percent of the net sample did not answer this question. Because of this, two different weights have been calculated:

- Weight 1 based on demographic variables (age, gender and geography)
- Weight 2 combining the demographic variables with education. Respondents with missing data on the education variable are only weighted on demography (the education component of the weight is set to 1 in these cases).

When applied, both weights will provide a weighted N equal to the number of cases in the dataset.

We will strongly recommend using weight 2 in any statistical analysis, as this weight provides the most accurate compensation for the various sources of bias in the net sample.

Location

Availability Status

NSD can make data from "Norwegian Citizen Panel Wave 5, 2015" available for non-commercial purposes when ordered.

Extent of Collection

2 data files; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

NSD can make data from "Norwegian Citizen Panel Wave 5, 2015" available for non-commercial purposes when ordered.

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 Citizen Panel Wave 5, 2015". The survey was financed by University of Bergen and Uni Rokkan Centre. The data are provided by University of Bergen, and prepared and made available by the NSD - Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither University of Bergen, Uni Rokkan Centre 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.

Conditions

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.

Disclaimer

Neither University of Bergen, Uni Rokkan Centre nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.

Related Materials

Norwegian Citizen Panel 2015, Fifth Wave, Methodology report

Skjervheim, Ø. and Høgestøl, A. (2015) Norwegian Citizen Panel 2015, Fifth Wave, Methodology report. Bergen, Norway: Ideas2evidence.

Norsk medborgerpanel 2015 - Study Documentation

Ivarsflaten, E., Andersson, M., Arnesen, S., Bjånesøy, L., Nordø, Å. og Tvinnereim, E. (2015). Norsk medborgerpanel 2015 - Study Documentation. UiB og UNI Research Rokkansenteret.

Norwegian Citizen Panel 2015 - Study Documentation

Ivarsflaten, E., Andersson, M., Arnesen, S., Bjånesøy, L., Nordø, Å. and Tvinnereim, E. (2015). Norwegian Citizen Panel 2015 - Study Documentation. UiB and UNI Research Rokkansenteret.

Related Studies

Norwegian Citizen Panel Wave 1, 2013

Norwegian Citizen Panel Wave 2, 2014

Norwegian Citizen Panel Wave 3, 2014

Norwegian Citizen Panel Wave 4, 2015

Norwegian Citizen Panel Wave 6, 2016

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