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South African Voter Participation Survey (VPS) 2000 - All provinces

Version
1.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Struwig, Jare
  • Roberts, Benjamin
  • Human Sciences Research Council
Publication Date
2019-03-25
Embargo End Date
2020-03-31
Contributor
  • Human Sciences Research Council (Producer)
Funding Reference
  • Electoral Commission of South Africa
Free Keywords
Schema: UK DATA ARCHIVE - HASSET
ELECTIONS; ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF SOUTH AFRICA (IEC); GOVERNMENT PERFORMANCE; HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS; MEDIA; RESPONDENT CHARACTERISTICS; VOTER EDUCATION; VOTER REGISTRATION; VOTING EXPERIENCE; VOTING HISTORY
Description
  • Abstract

    Description: The following topics were covered in this questionnaire: voter education, voter registration and participation, general perceptions on voting, voting behaviour and history, media and information, as well as respondent and household characteristics. Question 32 has been removed from the data. This data set contains 2704 cases and 79 variables.

    Abstract: In order to assess the electoral landscape prior to the local government elections of December 2000, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) approached the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). The outcome was a two-phase research process involving both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The specific purpose of the research was to determine the impact of the IEC's voter education programmes throughout the country and more generally, the extent to which the public was aware of and motivated to participate in the elections.

Temporal Coverage
  • 2000 / 2000
Geographic Coverage
  • South Africa (ZA)
Sampled Universe
National Population: Adults (aged 18 and older).
Sampling
A sample of 2 704 voters was selected across each province of South Africa. Initial stratification was in terms of the lifestyle categorisations of each enumerator area (EA) in the country. EAs were selected randomly to ensure that sufficient numbers of respondents in each of the EA-types were included in the sample. In the cases of small components of the population, namely the Northern Cape and the Indian population in general, over-sampling took place to facilitate generalisability at provincial and population group levels.
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Cohort/Event-based
    Longitudinal: Cohort/Event-based
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview
Availability
Not available
Rights
By accessing the data, you give assurance that The data and documentation will not be duplicated, redistributed or sold without prior approval from the rights holder. The data will be used for scientific research or educational purposes only. The data will only be used for the specified purpose. If it is used for another purpose the additional purpose will be registered. Redundant data files will be destroyed. The confidentiality of individuals/organisations in the data will be preserved at all times. No attempt will be made to obtain or derive information from the data to identify individuals/organisations. The HSRC and IEC will be acknowledged in all published and unpublished works based on the data according to the provided citation. The HSRC and IEC will be informed of any books, articles, conference papers, theses, dissertations, reports or other publications resulting from work based in whole or in part on the data and documentation. For archiving and bibliographic purposes an electronic copy of all reports and publications based on the requested data will be sent to the HSRC and IEC. To offer for deposit into the HSRC Data Collection and IEC any new data sets which have been derived from or which have been created by the combination of the data supplied with other data. The data team bears no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses. Failure to comply with the End User License may result in sanctions being imposed.
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Update Metadata: 2020-06-10 | Issue Number: 72 | Registration Date: 2019-03-26

Struwig, Jare; Roberts, Benjamin; Human Sciences Research Council (2019): South African Voter Participation Survey (VPS) 2000 - All provinces. Version: 1.0. HSRC - Human Science Research Council SA. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.14749/1549522658