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The Regional Värmland SOM Survey 2014

SND-ID: snd0992-1. Version: 1.0. DOI:

Is part of collection at SND: The Regional Värmland SOM survey


Alternative title

Värmlands-SOM 2014

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute rorId


In 2014 the SOM Institute carried out the second SOm survey in the county of Värmland. The focus is issues of public services, regional development and media habits. The study also touches on topics such as the relationship to Norway and the opinion on local transport projects.
The questionnaire consists of eight coherent subject fields: news and media; politics and democracy; society and public service; interests and activities; housing; elections in 2014; working life; and background questions.
SOM in Värmland designed in collaboration with Karlstad University.


Study attitudes and behaviours that are linked to local and regional issues and phenomena

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-85 years residing in the county of Värmland

Sampling procedure

Time period(s) investigated

2014-09 – 2015-02



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2014-09-19 – 2015-02-04
  • Data collector: Kinnmark
  • Sample size: 3000
  • Number of responses: 1420
  • Non response size: 1580
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Värmland County

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Topic and keywords

Research area

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)

Published: 2016-03-31
Last updated: 2019-02-06