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The Gothenburg SOM Survey 2017

SND-ID: snd1095-1. Version: 1.0. DOI:

Is part of collection at SND: The Gothenburg SOM Survey


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute rorId


In the autumn of 2017, the second edition of the Gothenburg SOM survey was conducted. A total of 5000 randomly selected citizens of Gothenburg answered questions about attitudes and habits in relation to society, opinion and media. Many of the questions in the Gothenburg survey are of a regional nature, and concern local politicians and infrastructure initiatives.

Sample size: 5000
Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 227
Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 2099


Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in Göteborg municipality

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Urvalet är ett obundet slumpmässigt urval (OSU) och samordnas negativt med SOM-institutets nationella undersökningar för att ingen skall få två undersökningar från SOM-institutet under samma undersökningsår. Urvalet utgjordes av Skatteverkets folkbokföringsregister (RTB).

Time period(s) investigated

2017-09-01 – 2017-12-31



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2017-09-01 – 2017-12-31
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Göteborg Municipality

Geographic description: Gothenburg municipality

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Ethics Review

Gothenburg - Ref. 130-15


Martinsson, J & Tipple, F (2018) SOM-undersökningen i Göteborg 2017: SOM-rapport nr 2018:30 [Elektronisk resurs]. Göteborgs universitet. Tillgänglig på Internet:

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Version 1.0. 2019-04-08

Version 1.0: 2019-04-08


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Published: 2019-04-08
Last updated: 2023-01-09