The National SOM Survey 2002
SND-ID: snd0801-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002337
Is part of collection at SND: The National SOM survey
University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute
University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute
Since 1986 the SOM-institute has been carrying out an annual nation-wide survey of Swedish opinions. This is accordingly the seventeenth survey in this series. The SOM-institute is a collaboration between three departments at Göteborg University: the Institute for Journalism and Mass Communication, the Department of Political Science, and the School of Public Administration. Since 1998 the survey includes two nation representative samples and uses two different mail questionnaires. One of the questionnaires mainly deals with questions on politics, economy and working life, while the other mainly deals with media, culture and health. One third of the questions asked in the two questionnaires are common for both samples, for example questions about media habits, political attitudes, leisure activities, and social background.
Both questionnaires in National SOM 2002 include nine different subject fields. A large number of the questions are common for both questionnaires, hence they can be studied with double sample size. Both questionnaires include the subject fields: politics and society; posse
Both questionnaires in National SOM 2002 include nine different subject fields. A large number of the questions are common for both questionnaires, hence they can be studied with double sample size. Both questionnaires include the subject fields: politics and society; possession of technical equipment and the internet; and background questions. The questionnaire on politics also include: mass media; Sweden's relationship to the surrounding world; energy, nuclear power and the future; work and industry; leisure time, interests and health; and democracy and influence. The media questionnaire include: news and papers; mass media and society; the EU summit meeting in Göteborg; libraries; leisure time; and 'Your yesterday'.
The main purpose 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 15-85 years and residing in Sweden
Time period(s) investigated
2002 – Ongoing
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: 2002-09-17 – 2003-02-10
- Data collector: Kinnmark
- Sample size: 6000
- Number of responses: 3609
- Non response size: 2391
- Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 1916
- Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 475
- Source of the data: Population group
Geographic location: Sweden
Lowest geographic unit
Highest geographic unit
Energy and natural resources (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Elections (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)
Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2003) Fåfängans marknad : SOM-undersökningen 2002. SOM report no. 33. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-89673-03-4.
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
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