The British Election Study is pleased to announce the release of waves 22 and 23 of our Internet Panel survey.
28,113 respondents took wave 22 of the British Election Study. 19,241 of these also took wave 21, an overall wave on wave retention rate of 68.4%. 530 respondents took all of the first 22 waves of the survey, 1.8% of respondents who originally took wave 1. Wave 22 was conducted by YouGov between 26 November and 15 December 2021.
30,949 respondents took wave 23 of the British Election Study. 20,235 of these also took wave 22, an overall wave on wave retention rate of 65.4%. 456 respondents took all of the first 23 waves of the survey, 1.5% of respondents who originally took wave 1. Wave 23 was conducted by YouGov between 6 and 26 May 2022.
The 2019 British Election Study is managed via a consortium of the University of Manchester and The University of Oxford. The Scientific Leadership Team is comprised of Professors Ed Fieldhouse, Jane Green, Geoff Evans, Dr Jon Mellon, Dr Chris Prosser and Dr Jack Bailey.
As well as introduce new data, we have also amended some errors to the existing data. These changes are as follows:
- Fixed a problem where users’ geographical data were inconsistent. We now use postcode data from YouGov to ensure that all geographical data are consistent wherever possible.
- Reintroduced the various Local Authority (oslaua) variables lost in the previous wave due to inconsistencies with other geographic data.
- Fixed a problem in the profiles data that meant that cases were being dropped on all variables where not necessary
- Fixed a problem where some respondents’ NSSEC codes were being used to encode their parents’ and partners’ codes, leading to mistaken parent and partner NSSEC codes
- Given the number of waves, we now truncate topup variable names where appropriate, eg to W1_W23 if topped up in each of the waves from 1 to 23.
The data also contains the following known problems:
- savingsAmtbW14: 75,000-99,999 category incorrectly given label of 75,000-999,999.