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Overview

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.

Frequency of Updates

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.

Get the Data

Download — MYWorld_votes_all.csv.tar.bz2

CSV file; 3-4 MB compressed; 20-30 MB uncompressed

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Privacy

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.

Example Rows

timestamp source partner_code country age gender education priority1 priority2 priority3 priority4 priority5 priority6 suggested_priority vote_reason data_note
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
2013-03-09 15:54:50.389000 offline UNAIDS 183 24 2 3 100 101 103 105 110 115

Column Summary

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

Download JSON mapping Column Details

Values

  • website = web or mobile ballot
  • offline = paper ballot
  • sms = SMS or phone survey
  • apps = app or external site via API

Description

MY World votes are being collected in a variety of ways, including web and mobile ballots, SMS and phone surveys, and paper ballots distributed and collected by UN representatives in the field.

Values

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Description

All organizations partnering with MY World are given an identifier code. When linking to MY World or embedding the ballot on their site, they include this code in the URL. If the user submits the ballot, the partner code is then stored with the vote.

Values

  • 1 = Afghanistan
  • 2 = Albania
  • 3 = Algeria
  • 4 = Andorra
  • 5 = Angola
  • 6 = Antigua and Barbuda
  • 7 = Argentina
  • 8 = Armenia
  • 9 = Australia
  • 10 = Austria
  • 11 = Azerbaijan
  • 12 = Bahamas
  • 13 = Bahrain
  • 14 = Bangladesh
  • 15 = Barbados
  • 16 = Belarus
  • 17 = Belgium
  • 18 = Belize
  • 19 = Benin
  • 20 = Bhutan
  • 21 = Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • 22 = Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 23 = Botswana
  • 24 = Brazil
  • 25 = Brunei Darussalam
  • 26 = Bulgaria
  • 27 = Burkina Faso
  • 28 = Burundi
  • 29 = Cambodia
  • 30 = Cameroon
  • 31 = Canada
  • 32 = Cape Verde
  • 33 = Central African Republic
  • 34 = Chad
  • 35 = Chile
  • 36 = China
  • 37 = Colombia
  • 38 = Comoros
  • 39 = Congo
  • 40 = Costa Rica
  • 41 = Cote d'Ivoire
  • 42 = Croatia
  • 43 = Cuba
  • 44 = Cyprus
  • 45 = Czech Republic
  • 46 = Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • 47 = Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 48 = Denmark
  • 49 = Djibouti
  • 50 = Dominica
  • 51 = Dominican Republic
  • 52 = Ecuador
  • 53 = Egypt
  • 54 = El Salvador
  • 55 = Equatorial Guinea
  • 56 = Eritrea
  • 57 = Estonia
  • 58 = Ethiopia
  • 59 = Fiji
  • 60 = Finland
  • 61 = France
  • 62 = Gabon
  • 63 = Gambia
  • 64 = Georgia
  • 65 = Germany
  • 66 = Ghana
  • 67 = Greece
  • 68 = Grenada
  • 69 = Guatemala
  • 70 = Guinea
  • 71 = Guinea-Bissau
  • 72 = Guyana
  • 73 = Haiti
  • 74 = Honduras
  • 75 = Hungary
  • 76 = Iceland
  • 77 = India
  • 78 = Indonesia
  • 79 = Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • 80 = Iraq
  • 81 = Ireland
  • 82 = Israel
  • 83 = Italy
  • 84 = Jamaica
  • 85 = Japan
  • 86 = Jordan
  • 87 = Kazakhstan
  • 88 = Kenya
  • 89 = Kiribati
  • 90 = Kuwait
  • 91 = Kyrgyzstan
  • 92 = Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • 93 = Latvia
  • 94 = Lebanon
  • 95 = Lesotho
  • 96 = Liberia
  • 97 = Libya
  • 98 = Liechtenstein
  • 99 = Lithuania
  • 100 = Luxembourg
  • 101 = Madagascar
  • 102 = Malawi
  • 103 = Malaysia
  • 104 = Maldives
  • 105 = Mali
  • 106 = Malta
  • 107 = Marshall Islands
  • 108 = Mauritania
  • 109 = Mauritius
  • 110 = Mexico
  • 111 = Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • 112 = Monaco
  • 113 = Mongolia
  • 114 = Montenegro
  • 115 = Morocco
  • 116 = Mozambique
  • 117 = Myanmar
  • 118 = Namibia
  • 119 = Nauru
  • 120 = Nepal
  • 121 = Netherlands
  • 122 = New Zealand
  • 123 = Nicaragua
  • 124 = Niger
  • 125 = Nigeria
  • 126 = Norway
  • 127 = Oman
  • 128 = Pakistan
  • 129 = Palau
  • 130 = Panama
  • 131 = Papua New Guinea
  • 132 = Paraguay
  • 133 = Peru
  • 134 = Philippines
  • 135 = Poland
  • 136 = Portugal
  • 137 = Qatar
  • 138 = Republic of Korea
  • 139 = Republic of Moldova
  • 140 = Romania
  • 141 = Russian Federation
  • 142 = Rwanda
  • 143 = Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • 144 = Saint Lucia
  • 145 = Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • 146 = Samoa
  • 147 = San Marino
  • 148 = Sao Tome and Principe
  • 149 = Saudi Arabia
  • 150 = Senegal
  • 151 = Serbia
  • 152 = Seychelles
  • 153 = Sierra Leone
  • 154 = Singapore
  • 155 = Slovakia
  • 156 = Slovenia
  • 157 = Solomon Islands
  • 158 = Somalia
  • 159 = South Africa
  • 160 = South Sudan
  • 161 = Spain
  • 162 = Sri Lanka
  • 163 = Sudan
  • 164 = Suriname
  • 165 = Swaziland
  • 166 = Sweden
  • 167 = Switzerland
  • 168 = Syrian Arab Republic
  • 169 = Tajikistan
  • 170 = Thailand
  • 171 = The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • 172 = Timor-Leste
  • 173 = Togo
  • 174 = Tonga
  • 175 = Trinidad and Tobago
  • 176 = Tunisia
  • 177 = Turkey
  • 178 = Turkmenistan
  • 179 = Tuvalu
  • 180 = Uganda
  • 181 = Ukraine
  • 182 = United Arab Emirates
  • 183 = United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • 184 = United Republic of Tanzania
  • 185 = United States of America
  • 186 = Uruguay
  • 187 = Uzbekistan
  • 188 = Vanuatu
  • 189 = Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
  • 190 = Viet Nam
  • 191 = Yemen
  • 192 = Zambia
  • 193 = Zimbabwe
  • 194 = Palestine (State of)

Description

When voting on the web site, the user must choose their country from a drop down list in order to submit. Votes from other sources are not required to have a value for the voter's country, though almost all of them do.

Values

  • 1 = "Some primary"
  • 2 = "Finished primary"
  • 3 = "Some secondary"
  • 4 = "Finished secondary"

Description

When voting on the web site, the user must choose their education level from a drop down list in order to submit. Votes from other sources are not required to have a value for the voter's education.

Values

  • 100 = "Action taken on climate change"
  • 101 = "Better transport and roads"
  • 102 = "Support for people who can't work"
  • 103 = "Access to clean water and sanitation"
  • 104 = "Better healthcare"
  • 105 = "A good education"
  • 106 = "A responsive government we can trust"
  • 107 = "Phone and internet access"
  • 108 = "Reliable energy at home"
  • 109 = "Affordable and nutritious food"
  • 110 = "Protecting forests, rivers and oceans"
  • 112 = "Political freedoms"
  • 111 = "Protection against crime and violence"
  • 113 = "Freedom from discrimination and persecution"
  • 114 = "Equality between men and women"
  • 115 = "Better job opportunities"

Description

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.

Examples

  • "One or more fields may be missing" = One or more non-required fields are empty.

Description

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.


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