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The Global Swedes Abroad SOM Survey 2014

SND-ID: snd0995-1. Version: 1.0. DOI:

Is part of collection at SND: SOM - Special studies


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute rorId


In the autumn of 2014 the first SOM survey aimed at Swedes living abroad, was conducted. The SOM survey to expatriates focus, like the National SOM surveys, on three themes - society, public opinion and mass media. The survey was answered by 2668 people in 103 countries.
Research Director was Maria Solevid.


The main purpose is to examine the habits, values and opinions of Swedish expatriates.


Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Swedish citizens aged 18-75 years deregistered from the Swedish Tax Agency population register due a move abroad

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified
Disproportionate stratified random sample

Time period(s) investigated

2014-09-27 – 2015-01-30



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Web-based interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2014-09-27 – 2015-01-30
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute
  • Sample size: 10000
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Globalt, länder

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Ethics Review



Maria Solevid (ed) (2016) Svenska utlandsröster : SOM-undersökningen till utlandssvenskar 2014. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-34-2
Libris | SOM Institute publications
ISBN: 9789189673342

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Published: 2016-04-13
Last updated: 2019-02-05