The coronavirus SOM-survey 2020

SND-ID: 2020-72

This study is part of the collection SOM - Special studies

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM-institute

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.

When the coronavirus hit Sweden during 2020 it became urgent with an extraordinary survey to map what the swedish public opinion looked like during this period. The survey mainly focuses on opinion relating to how the virus was handled, worry for the virus itself and general thoughts regarding it. However, the survey also contains classic questions relating to politics, society, media and habits.

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, SOM-institute
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Ethics Review

Gothenburg - Ref. 130-15

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 16-85 years who are residing in Sweden

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

2020-04-17–2020-06-28

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

Municipality

Highest geographic unit

Country

Publications
Dataset
The coronavirus SOM-survey 2020

Version 1

Citation

University of Gothenburg, SOM-institute (2021). <em>The coronavirus SOM-survey 2020</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/yxd6-m088">https://doi.org/10.5878/yxd6-m088</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Text

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM-institute

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2020-04-17–2020-06-17
  • Data collector: Institutet för kvalitetsindikatorer - Indikator
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

363

Number of individuals/objects

2549

Response rate/participation rate

44

Published: 2021-10-26