The National SOM Survey 1996
SND-ID: snd0589-1. Version: 2.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002352
Is part of collection at SND: The National SOM survey
University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute
University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute
Since 1986 the research project ´Samhälle Opinion Massmedia´ (SOM) has been carrying out an annual nation-wide survey of Swedish opinions. This is accordingly the eleventh survey in this series. The questionnaire was divided into six subject fields: mass media; politics and society; Sweden´s relations to the rest of the world; energy, nuclear power and environment; leisure; and background. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several previous SOM-surveys. New media questions dealt with how often the respondent read local advertisement papers as well as daily papers on the internet. The respondent also had to state if a number of statements corresponded with qualities held by the morning and evening papers the respondent used to read, and to indicate if criticism directed towards daily papers could be applied on papers read by the respondent. Respondents were also asked about their opinion on the function of democracy in Sweden, attitudes towards proposals how to reduce unemployment, and to give their opinion on the possibility to reduce unemployment by 50 percent... Show more..
The main purpose of the surveys is to establish time series that enable researchers to analyse how various changes in society affect people's attitudes and behaviour. Show less..
Data contains personal data
Unit of analysis
Individuals aged 15-80 years and residing in Sweden
Time period(s) investigated
1996 – Ongoing
Number of individuals/objects
Data format / data structure
- Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
- Time period(s) for data collection: 1996-09-30 – 1997-01-28
- Data collector: Gallup
- Instrument: Questionnaire
- Sample size: 2841
- Number of responses: 1779
- Non response size: 1062
- Source of the data: Population group
Geographic location: Sweden
Lowest geographic unit
Highest geographic unit
Energy and natural resources (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Environment and conservation (CESSDA Topic Classification)
International politics and organisations (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)
Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Mass media, Population migration, Energy, Environment, Unemployment, European union, Political interest, Local government services, Nuclear energy, Newspaper readership, Membership, Newspaper press, Television channels, Languages, Television advertising, News, Television news, Television programmes, Energy policy, Radioactive wastes, Journalism, Risk, Referendums, Financial markets, Terrorism, Internal politics, Political parties, Political leaders, Clubs, Leisure time activities, Refugees, Public health risks, Wind energy, Environment policy, Radio listening, Cors
Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1997) Ett missnöjt folk? : SOM-undersökningen 1996. SOM report no 18. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-972694-5-X.
Libris | SOM Institute publications
Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2004) Swedish Trends 1986-2004. Göteborg: SOM Institute.
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
Oscarsson, H. (1998) Den svenska partirymden : Väljarnas uppfattningar av konfliktstrukturen i partisystemet 1956-1996. Göteborg : Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-628-3000-7.
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