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The Regional Western Sweden SOM survey

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


Western SOM has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.

Kind of collection


Research area

Media, Political behaviour and attitudes, MEDIA, COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, POLITICS, Elections, Political ideology, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, Social behaviour and attitudes, Cultural activities and participation, Leisure, tourism and sport, Environment and conservation, TRANSPORT AND TRAVEL, Energy and natural resources (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies, Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies), Media and Communications, Other Social Sciences, Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)





Anders Carlander & Ulrika Andersson (red) (2020). Digitala är vi allihopa? Göteborgs universitet: SOM-institutet.
ISBN: 9789189673489

Anders Carlander, Patrik Öhberg & Elias Mellander (red) (2019) Ingen kommer undan kulturen. Göteborgs universitet: SOM-institutet.

Bergström, A. & Harring, N. (eds) (2016) Hållbarhetens horisont : samhälle, opinion och medier i Västsverige. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-37-7
Libris | SOM Institute publications

Bergström, A. & Ohlsson, J. (eds.) (2012) Medborgarna om välfärden : samhälle, opinion och medier i västsverige : den västsvenska SOM-undersökningen 2011. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-25-0.
Libris | Swepub | SOM Institute publications | Till lärosätets (gu) databas
ISBN: 978-91-89673-25-0

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