The National SOM Survey 2005
SND-ID: snd0851-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002332
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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 twentieth 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.
In 2005 approximately one fourth 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. The questionnaire on politics include ten different subject fields: news and media; politics and society; the surrounding world; society and public service; crises awareness; environment and energy; knowledge and society; activities, interests, and value
In 2005 approximately one fourth 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. The questionnaire on politics include ten different subject fields: news and media; politics and society; the surrounding world; society and public service; crises awareness; environment and energy; knowledge and society; activities, interests, and values; work life; and background questions. The media questionnaire is divided into eleven subject fields: news and papers; politics and society; radio and television; possession of technical equipment, internet and other media; periodicals, books and libraries; movies; advertisment; media and society; activities, interests, and values; work life and background questions.
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
2005 – Ongoing
Number of individuals/objects
Data format / data structure
- Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
- Time period(s) for data collection: 2005-09-12 – 2006-02-14
- Data collector: Kinnmark
- Sample size: 6000
- Number of responses: 3499
- Non response size: 2501
- Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 421
- Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 2080
- Source of the data: Population group
Geographic location: Sweden
Lowest geographic unit
Highest geographic unit
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)
Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Mass media, Population migration, Energy, Environment, Mass media exposure, Leisure time, European union, Political interest, Nuclear energy, Membership, Cinema attendance, Party identification, Trade union membership, Book use, Television channels, News, Journalism, Advertising, Political allegiance, Political participation, Television viewing, Research, Religious affiliation, Audio and video equipment, Mobile communication, Internal politics, Political parties, Internet use, Cinema, Political leaders, Citizen participation, Clubs, Libraries, Leisure time activities, Renewable energy, Radio listening, Cors
Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2006) Du stora nya värld : trettiofyra kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2005. SOM report no. 39. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 91-89673-09-3.
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