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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2021

SND-ID: 2022-9

This study is part of the collection The Regional Western Sweden SOM survey

Alternative title

Väst-SOM 2021

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Sensitive personal data


Type of personal data

Risk of re-identification in the original dataset

Ethics Review

Gothenburg - Ref. 130-15

Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in the county of Västra Götaland or Kungsbacka municipality

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

2021 – 2021

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Kungsbacka Municipality, Västra Götaland County

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)



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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2021

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2023). The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2021. 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: 2021-09-20–2021-12-31
  • Data collector: Institutet för kvalitetsindikatorer - Indikator
  • Sample size: 6000
  • Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 193
  • Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 3094
  • Source of the data: Population group



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate



Published: 2023-04-04