Post Electoral Voter Survey
About the ICENES Post Electoral Voter Survey
The Icelandic National Election Study (ICENES) was first fielded in 1983 where a random sample of voters were surveyed after the Icelandic parliamentary election that year. Since then, a post-electoral voter survey has been conducted after each parliamentary election.
The data is accessible in open access on the DATICE (is. GAGNÍS) website.
The survey has for the most part been carried out as a telephone survey. In 1983, however, three methods were used: 2/3 of the answers came from a telephone survey, 1/3 from a home-visit survey and a few answers from a postal survey among those who had a rural open-line telephone. In 2021 part of the sample was sent a shorter version of the survey by email.
The survey’s questions have been on, for example, political participation, attitudes towards democracy and important issues on the political agenda, attitudes towards political parties, the election campaign and socio-economic background of the respondents. Consistency in question wording and the timespan the post-electoral surveys cover, makes ICENES unique in social sciences in Iceland making available comparable data since 1983. The post electoral voter survey is part of the CSES (Comparative Studies of Electoral Systems), an international cooperation project on electoral research which asks the same questions in the states that are part of the CSES.
ICENES Post-Electoral Voter Surveys
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The theme of ICENES 2021 was information dissemination, crisis, and fake news. The data will be made available after the data collection and documentation of it is complete.