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The Regional Värmland SOM survey

Responsible research principal(s) for data included in the collection


The long-term regional development is followed by Väst-SOM, Syd-SOM and Värmlands-SOM, which focuses on analyzes of society, opinion and media in Western Sweden, Skåne and Värmland. Väst-SOM is conducted annually, Syd-SOM somewhat less regularly and Värmlands-SOM has so far been performed twice.

The questionnaire consists of nine coherent parts: news and media; politics, society and democracy; regionalization and regional development; society and service; culture, identity and life style; globalization; working life; political elections; and background.

Kind of collection


Research area

POLITICS, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, Elections, Political behaviour and attitudes, Political ideology, Cultural activities and participation, MEDIA, COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, Leisure, tourism and sport, Social behaviour and attitudes, Social conditions and indicators, Media (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 (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


Geographic location

Värmland County


Nilsson, Lennart, Aronsson, Lars & Norell, Per-Owe (eds.) (2012) Värmländska landskap: politik, ekonomi, samhälle, kultur, medier. Karlstad: Karlstad University Press. ISBN: 978-91-86637-04-0.
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ISBN: 978-91-86637-04-0