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What geographic data is available on respondents?

YouGov routinely collects the postcodes of all its panel members. The British Election Study panel respondents are then coded into various geographies based on these postcodes. We will be releasing data at several geographic levels (including parliamentary constituency and lower geographic levels) in later releases.

In the first release we include variables for three levels of political geography: pcon is the respondent’s 2010 Parliamentary Constituency, profile_lea is their Local Education Authority and profile_oslaua is the Local Authority. Users can merge in any external data they have recorded at these geographies.