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Norwegian Election Study, 1957 (ICPSR 7288)

Principal Investigator(s): Rokkan, Stein; Valen, Henry


This study, conducted in two waves, collected data from a national sample of the Norwegian electorate. Respondents were interviewed after the 1957 election. Information was gathered on the attentiveness of the respondents to the campaign, their opinions on issues in the campaign, organizational membership, political participation, partisanship, and voting history. Demographic variables include education, age, marital status, party membership, and subjective class identification. Wave 1 included 1,546 respondents, while Wave 2 included 1,406.

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Study Description


Rokkan, Stein, and Henry Valen. Norwegian Election Study, 1957. ICPSR07288-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-11-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07288.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07288.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    campaign issues, citizen attitudes, media influence, memberships, national elections, national politics, political awareness, political participation, political partisanship, political party affiliation, public opinion, voter history, Norway

Time Period:   

  • 1957

Date of Collection:   

  • 1957

Universe:    Norwegian electorate.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    National cross-section sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-19

Version History:

  • 2010-11-30 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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