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The Gothenburg SOM Survey 2020

SND-ID: 2021-20

This study is part of the collection The Gothenburg SOM Survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


In the autumn of 2020, the fifth edition of the Gothenburg SOM survey was conducted. A total of 8 000 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.



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Type of personal data

Names of politicians included in survey question no 18

Ethics Review

Gothenburg - Ref. 130-15

Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in Göteborg municipality.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

2020 – 2020

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Göteborg Municipality

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit



Rönnerstrand, Björn, Solevid, Maria & Henrik Oscarsson (red) (2021). Hög tid för Göteborg: SOM-undersökningen i Göteborg 2016-2020. Göteborgs universitet.
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ISBN: 978-91-89673-50-2

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The Gothenburg SOM Survey 2020

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2022). The Gothenburg SOM Survey 2020. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.

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Data format / data structure



Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2020-09-07–2020-12-21
  • Data collector: Institutet för kvalitetsindikatorer - Indikator
  • Sample size: 8000
  • Number of responses: 3956
  • Non response size: 4044
  • Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 369
  • Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 3675
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Response rate/participation rate


Published: 2022-04-01
Last updated: 2023-01-09