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The National SOM Survey 2012

SND-ID: snd0937-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/001872

Is part of collection at SND: The National SOM survey

Citation

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 2012

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute rorId

Description

In order to identify how the evolution of society affects Swedes’ attitudes and behaviour, the SOM Institute started its National SOM study in 1986. National SOM addresses three areas – society, opinion and mass media – and consists of several parallel surveys. All surveys include a large number of questions related to politics, society, media and social background, but their areas of focus differ. In 2012, the following questionnaires are distributed: Sweden 1 focusing on politics and society; Sweden 2 focusing on media and culture; Sweden 3 focusing on life style and health; Sweden 4 focusing on economy and welfare

Purpose:

The main purpose is to establish time series that enable researchers to analyse how various changes in society affect people's attitudes and behaviour.

Data contains personal data

No

Language

Method and outcome

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Systematic random
Four parallel nationally representative sub-surveys based on a sample of 3000 individuals each

Time period(s) investigated

2012 – Ongoing

Variables

992

Number of individuals/objects

6298

Response rate/participation rate

52% (brutto) / 57% (netto)

Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2012-09-26 – 2013-02-21
  • Data collector: Kinnmark
  • Instrument: National-4: Economy and Welfare (Questionnaire)
  • Instrument: National-1: Politics and Society (Questionnaire)
  • Instrument: National-3: Life style and Health (Questionnaire)
  • Instrument: National-2: Media and Culture (Questionnaire)
  • Sample size: 12000
  • Number of responses: 6298
  • Non response size: 5702
  • Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 4799
  • Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 903
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

Municipality

Highest geographic unit

Country

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Publications

Weibull, L., Oscarsson, H. & Bergström, A. (red.) (2013) Vägskäl : fyrtiotre kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2012. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-27-4.
Libris | Swepub | SOM Institute publications | Institutional Repository
ISBN: 9789189673274

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Versions

Version 1.0. 2014-04-22

Version 1.0: 2014-04-22

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/001872

Is part of collection at SND

Published: 2014-04-22
Last updated: 2020-01-22