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Municipal Youth Surveys

The Municipal Youth Surveys include a qualified and standardized system for local surveys. The surveys are adjusted for students in comprehensive schools, and consist of a mandatory part, which is used in all of the surveys, in addition to a set of predefined optional questions. The survey takes place during school hours, and is offered to all Norwegian muncipalities and counties. The questionnaire has a fixed part which is similar in all surveys, in addition to a number of elective questions that municipalities can choose from based on interest and need. The questionnaire is reviewed every three years. The questionnaire was similar in all surveys during the period 2010-2012, 2013-2015 and 2016. Key parts of the questionnaire have been similar throughout the period 2010-2016. The survey was revised before the data collection in 2017. The Municipal Youth Surveys covers subjects like interpersonal relations, leisure (time) activities, education, quality of life, health, alcohol, drugs and crime.

For further information on which municipalities have participated in the project, visit Municipal Youth Survey's webpage

Data holdings

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Municipal Youth Survey 2010-2019 Order dataset PDF



Data is available for research and educational purposes. Without Charge.


All datasets can be converted to SPSS, Stata or SAS. Please contact us for other formats.

How to apply for data?

The applicant must fill out and submit our order form in order to apply for data (remember to provide complete name of the survey you want to order).

Once the application has been processed the applicant will receive a confidentiality agreement to be signed and returned in order to gain access to datasets. Student applicants will also receive a supervisor’s declaration that must be signed by their supervisor.



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