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Study Report

Study Number: KC-507-003-1-1-Israel-ISDC-2003

Subject Area: Election Returns

Bibliographic Citation: Israeli election results for the 16th knesset, 2003.  [machine-readable data file] / Ministry of Interior Affairs, Supervisor of General Elections  [principal investigator(s)] / Israel Social Science Data Center  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 0623

Date Accessioned: 6/6/2006

Number of Files Received: 8

Comments: Data file is in raw ASCII and Microsoft Excel format. Users need to sign a user agreement before they can use this study. See KC-507-001 PDR folder for User's Agreement. Please visit ISDC site for more information.

Access Status: Restricted

Date Ordered: 4/24/2006

Documentation: SPSS and SAS statement files, a variable list in ASCII text format, and a locality code file in Microsoft Excel format.

Abstract: After the special 2001 elections for Prime Minister, the Knesset decided to cancel the direct elections for prime minister and to return to the single procedure of elections for the Knesset. Thus, in January 2003 general elections for the Knesset were conducted as a single procedure. The results of the 2003 elections were published by the end of 2004 by Prof. Abraham Diskin who processed the data and prepared the publication for the Supervisor of the General Elections. Since the published computer files included only a single polling stations' record, further processing was required in order to prepare full election results for localities and for Statistical Areas (SA). This was done by ISDC staff who merged the ballots with geographic indices provided by the Central Bureau of Statistics. The dataset includes for each polling station: code of locality, name of locality (Hebrew and English), SA, polling station code, eligible voters, actual voters, valid votes and their distribution among the various parties. The same summarized data items appear on the locality and SA records.

Media/File Reports:

7074 (CD-ROM)
7076 (CD-ROM)
7373 (CD-Rom)
7374 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)