How to Download Datasets from the National Surveys on Energy and Environment
National Surveys on Energy and Environment Dataset Access for Researchers
About the NSEE
How to Access NSEE Datasets
CLOSUP prepares data tables of the overall frequencies of responses to each of the NSEE questions. The NSEE datasets—for more complex analysis using statistical software—are being deposited into two different collections at ICPSR:
- Open access single-survey datasets
See the single-survey datasets.
These datasets can be downloaded immediately by anyone. They contain the full set of data for each individual survey.
- Longitudinal dataset
See the longitudinal dataset
The longitudinal dataset is available only through ICPSR's member archive. The codebook can be downloaded by anyone, however the longitudinal dataset can only be downloaded by individuals at ICPSR member institutions. Other individuals can access the data for a fee.
Data Finding Aids
The NSEE surveys have covered a wide range of topics. To find data of interest, use one or more of the following finding aids:
- Browse the list of topics covered by the NSEE
- Search the NSEE question database
- Tables of Contents for each survey's pre-run data tables
- Individual survey pages
Replication of Results
As part of the NSEE's commitment to transparency, the data available via open access or through ICPSR's member archive can be used to replicate the data tables available on CLOSUP's website, as well as the data in CLOSUP's published reports. To replicate results, data users should ensure that values of 98 "Not sure" are set as valid responses, while responses of 99 "Refused" and -9 "Not asked" are set missing. The weight variable included in each dataset should also be used for replication.
The NSEE assures respondents that their identity will remain confidential at all times. Therefore, CLOSUP modifies the open access and longitudinal datasets in order to protect that confidentiality. Zip codes are stripped from the data, however both state and region variables remain in the dataset. Other demographic variables are recoded into broader categories. Codebooks for each wave of data indicate where variables have been recoded.
National Surveys on Energy & Environment
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|Individual Survey Pages|
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