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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:

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:

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.

Respondent Confidentiality

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.

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