SOM - Special studies

Responsible department/unit for data included in the collection


Starting in 1996, a local study, Community SOM (Kom-SOM), is carried out in different municipalities surrounding Göteborg as well as town districts in the city of Göteborg. Thus the results from the SOM surveys shed light on three levels of society: the national, the regional and the municipal.
Young SOM, conducted in 2000, asked adolescents about their attitudes, values and social habits.

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Research area

Media, Political behaviour and attitudes, Leisure, tourism and sport, HEALTH, MEDIA, COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, POLITICS, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, Elections, Political ideology, Social behaviour and attitudes, Social conditions and indicators, Cultural activities and participation, Migration, Energy and natural resources, Information society, Specific social services: use and availability (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies, Health Sciences, Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies), Media and Communications, Other Social Sciences, Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)




Maria Solevid (ed) (2016) Svenska utlandsröster : SOM-undersökningen till utlandssvenskar 2014. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-34-2
Libris SOM Institute publications

Martinsson, J & Tipple, F (2018) SOM-undersökningen i Göteborg 2017: SOM-rapport nr 2018:30 [Elektronisk resurs]. Göteborgs universitet. Tillgänglig på Internet:

Nilsson, Lennart & Persson, Jonas (1997) Kommunundersökningen 1996 : Angered. Göteborg: SOM Insititute.

Nilsson, Lennart & Persson, Jonas (1997) Kommunundersökningen 1996 : Centrum. Göteborg: SOM Insititute.

Nilsson, Lennart & Persson, Jonas (1997) Kommunundersökningen 1996 : Majorna. Göteborg: SOM Insititute.

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