MY World is a global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners. It aims to capture people's voices, priorities and views, so that global leaders can be informed as they begin the process of defining the new development agenda for the world. Lean more about MY World.
See summary statistics and visualizations on our Results Page.
The votes collected through MY World are being made available as open data sets for public use on an ongoing basis.
The MY World project will be collecting votes until 2015, so this data set is very much a work in progress. The data files here will be output on a regular basis, but will not be considered complete until the project has ended.
Note The data set is updated every night.
CSV file; 3-4 MB compressed; 20-30 MB uncompressed
No personal information is included in these data sets, except what voters have elected to include in their "Suggested Priority" and "Reason I Voted" responses.
|2013-03-09 15:48:50.389000||website||130||66||1||4||104||109||110||112||113||114||Religious freedom and tolerance|
|2013-03-09 15:50:19.248000||website||19||35||2||4||100||101||103||106||108||109||I focused on environmental issues|
See below the table for details and codes. See the online ballot for an example of the context in which votes are submitted.
|column name||description||type of value|
|timestamp||Date and time the vote was submitted (website) or uploaded (offline)||date string|
|source||Method by which this vote was collected||string|
|partner_code||ID of the partner organization||string|
|country||Voter's self-identified country of origin or residence||integer code|
|age||Voter's age (in years)||integer|
|gender||Voter's gender (1 = male, 2 = female)||integer code|
|education||Voter's education level||integer code|
|priority1 - priority6||Voter's priority choices (in no meaningful order)||integer codes|
|suggested_priority||Voter's suggested priority (optional text submission)||string|
|vote_reason||Voter's reason given for their choices (optional text submission)||string|
|data_note||Administrative note about this row||string|
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Each voter chooses 6 priorities from the list of 16. There is no ranking or ordering among the six.
Important Votes from the web site are required to have 6 priority choices, but votes from other sources are not. Many paper ballots, for instance, include choices for only 4 or 5 priorities. You should take this into account when performing statistical analysis on the votes data.
This data has been monitored for errors and cleaned for presentation. Some of this monitoring results in records being discarded — if they do not contain any priority choices at all, for instance. However, there are some mild abnormalities that do not disqualify a vote. For instance, a missing age value or the selection of only 5 priorities. Such things will be noted in the data_note column of the row.