The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1992
SND-ID: snd0460-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002644
Is part of collection at SND: The Regional Western Sweden SOM survey
University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute
University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute
Since 1986 an annual nationwide survey, called SOM-survey, has been carried out at Göteborg University. In 1992 a similar survey was carried out in Western Sweden, i.e. Göteborg and eleven neighbour municipalities. The purpose of this survey was to shed light on opinions in Western Sweden and their development over time, and also to study how they relate to opinions in Sweden as a whole. The questionnaire was divided into five subject fields: mass media; politics and society; the municipality of Göteborg; energy, nuclear power and environment; and background. This questionnaire is partly a replication of the one used in the nationwide SOM-survey, but there is also a number of questions dealing with the situation in Göteborg and neighbouring municipalities. The questions about mass media dealt with how often the respondents read a number of daily papers; how often they listen to different radio channels; the trustworthiness of the reports of local events in a number of media; time spent daily viewing television, reading morning paper and reading evening paper; how often the respondent watch a n... Show more..
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Data contains personal data
Unit of analysis
Individuals aged 15-80 years residing in Göteborg or one of the eleven surrounding municipalities, Ale, Härryda, Kungsbacka, Kungälv, Lerum, Lilla Edet, Mölndal, Partille, Stenungsund, Tjörn and Öckerö.
Time period(s) investigated
1992-10 – 1993-01
Number of individuals/objects
Response rate/participation rate
Data format / data structure
- Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
- Time period(s) for data collection: 1992-10-26 – 1993-01-18
- Data collector: Långedrags Informationskonsult
- Sample size: 2800
- Number of responses: 1603
- Source of the data: Population group
Geographic location: Härryda Municipality, Partille Municipality, Öckerö Municipality, Stenungsund Municipality, Tjörn Municipality, Ale Municipality, Lerum Municipality, Lilla Edet Municipality, Göteborg Municipality, Mölndal Municipality, Kungälv Municipality, Kungsbacka Municipality
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Energy and natural resources (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Environment and conservation (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)
Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)
Media studies (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)
Media (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Housing, Mass media, Public sector, Local government services, Nuclear energy, Newspaper readership, News, Internal politics, Political parties, Housing conditions, European economic community, Leisure time activities, Social activities (leisure), Energy supply, Political party policies, Cors
Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (1993) Västsvensk opinion : SOM-undersökningen Västsverige 1992. SOM report no. 10. Göteborg: SOM Institute.
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