The Norwegian Citizen Panel


The Norwegian Citizen Panel (NCP) is a core component of DIGSSCORE. The Norwegian Citizen Panel was established as a collaboration between several departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Bergen and Uni Rokkan Centre. It is a research-purpose internet panel with over 6000 active participants. It is based on a probability sample of the general Norwegian population above the age of 18 drawn from the Norwegian National Registry. Panel members complete an online questionnaire three times a year of 15 minutes each.

You can visit the webpage of the Norwegian Citizen Panel here (in Norwegian).


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Proposals to the Norwegian Citizen Panel


We accept proposals for survey experiments or questions to be included in the Norwegian Citizen Panel. The Citizen Panel has three rounds per year, and if your proposal is accepted we will find room for your project in one of the rounds. If you need your questions to be in a particular time period, you should let us know and we can see if we can manage around that. We will need the application at least two-three months before you wish it to run.

The Norwegian Citizen Panel has a representative sample of respondents. For any given question you can receive a maximum of 6000 respondents, and we normally operate with a minimum of 1000 or 1500 respondents for each group of questions. You can write which sample size you need for your project. Proposals should be quite short, respondents of the Citizen Panel shall only use 15 minutes per round to answer, and other questions will need space in the round too. We normally count one ordinary question as 20 seconds. You can be in touch if you have more questions about this.

Proposals should contain:

  • A title page listing authors with contact information.
  • An abstract (max 200 words). The abstract will be used in the data documentation file should the project be accepted.
  • A brief outline of the project (1-2 pages) including publication plan and project funding sources if any. 
  • Fully specified experimental design; wording of experiment and all necessary items in Norwegian or English; and a note on required sample size.
  • If you have a special time period the questions need to run.
  • The CV of one research coordinator.

Items need not be translated into Norwegian before acceptance. Proposals will be evaluated on scientific merit and feasibility by an external review process and the Scientific committee of the Norwegian Citizen Panel.

Please note that the Norwegian Citizen Panel has a no-deception policy.

If you have any questions, please contact Erla Løvseth at

To send in the application, please use the form at this page.

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