The National SOM survey

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In order to identify how the evolution of society affects Swedes’ attitudes and behaviour, the SOM Institute started its National SOM study in 1986. National SOM addresses three areas - society, opinion and mass media - and consists of several parallel surveys. All surveys include a large number of questions related to politics, society, media and social background, but their areas of focus differ.

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Research area

Income, property and investment/saving, HEALTH, General health and well-being, Energy and natural resources, POLITICS, Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SYSTEMS, Social welfare policy, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, Social behaviour and attitudes, Media, Information society, Employment, Unemployment, Environment and conservation, International politics and organisations, Cultural activities and participation, Leisure, tourism and sport, Specific social services: use and availability, Religion and values (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies), Media and Communications, Media Studies, Other Social Sciences, Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified, Information Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)



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Andersson, A., Carlander A., Lindgren A. & Oskarson M. (red) (2018). Sprickor i fasaden: Den nationella SOM-undersökningen 2017. Göteborg: SOM-institutet. ISBN: 978-91-89673-42-5

Andersson, U., Carlander, A., Grusell, M., & Öhberg, P. (2021). Ingen anledning till oro (?) : SOM-undersökningen 2020.
ISBN: 9789189673496

Berg O. (2008) Attityder kring kärnkraft i Sverige : en studie av förändringar i attityder från folkomröstningen 1980 fram till år 2006. C-uppsats, Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet

Bergström, A., Johansson, B., Oscarsson, H. & Oskarsson, M. (eds.) (2015) Fragment : SOM-undersökningen 2014. Göteborg: SOM institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-32-8.
SOM Institute publications | Swepub | Institutional Repository | Libris
ISBN: 9789189673328

Björkqvist, Karin (1989) SOM-undersökningen 1988 : metod, frågeformulär, kodbok. SOM report no 3. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
SOM Institute publications
ISSN: 0284-4788

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