Swedish church customs

Abstract:

Lund University Church History Archive was founded in 1942. The task was to explain and document how the life and manners of the Swedish people was rooted in Christian belief and church customs. Parallel with the investigations of the older church customs the Church Archive started to examine the changes of the contemporary church customs. To get a view of the usage of different customs in the country at the same point of time, a questionnaire was sent to all parishes in 1962. The questionnaire included questions on customs in connection with the general services and at church festivals, and also at different church ceremonies such as christenings, confirmations, marriages and funerals. This nationwide inventory has been repeated in 1968, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1995, 2002 and in 2008/2009.

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Purpose:

To identify changes in the contemporary church practice.

Abstract:

Lund University Church History Archive was founded in 1942. The task was to explain and document how the life and manners of the Swedish people was rooted in Christian belief and church customs. Parallel with the investigations of the older church customs the Church Archive started to examine the changes of the contemporary church customs. To get a view of the usage of different customs in the country at the same point of time, a questionnaire was sent to all parishes in 1962. The questionnaire included questions on customs in connection with the general services and at church festivals, and also at different church ceremonies such as christenings, confirmations, marriages and funerals. This nationwide inventory has been repeated in 1968, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1995, 2002 and in 2008/2009.

Time period(s) investigated:

1962-01-01 — 2010-12-31

Collection events:

1962 — 1962 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive

1968 — 1968 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive

1974 — 1974 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)
1980 — 1980 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)
1986 — 1986 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)
1995 — 1995 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)
2003-02 — 2004-01 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive

2009-09 — 2009-12 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive

Geographic location:

Lowest geographic unit:

Parish

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Universe/Population:

Vicars in the Church of Sweden

Kind of data format:

Text

Numeric

Time Method/Study design:

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Publications

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Gustafsson, Göran (2006). LUKA 27 om Kyrklig sed 2002 : materialbeskrivning, resultatredovisning, analyssempel . Lunds universitets kyrkohistoriska arkiv
Libris Swepub Till lärosätets (lu) databas

Jarlert, Anders (2009). Danska spår i syd- och västsvenskt kyrkoliv - kan LUKA ge svar?. Religionssociologi i brytningstider. En vänbok till Curt Dahlgren. s. 242-253.
Swepub Libris Till lärosätets (lu) databas

Bringéus, Nils-Arvid (2005). Den kyrkliga seden. Carlsson Bokförlag.
Libris Swepub Till lärosätets (lu) databas

Bringéus, N.-A. (2004). Frågelistorna och den kyrkliga seden. I,: Arkiv, fakultet, kyrka: festskrift till Ingmar Brohed, p. 413-422.
Libris

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Dataset SND 0577-001

Version 2.0:

2013-11-08 doi:10.5878/001587

Swedish church customs 1962

Citation:

Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive (2013). Swedish church customs 1962. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001587

Collection events:

1962 - 1962 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Time period(s) investigated:

1962 — 1962

Variables:

116

Number of individuals/objects:

2576

Response rate:

99,7 %

Languages:

Data: Swedish
Questionnaire: Swedish

Dataset SND 0577-002

Version 2.0:

2013-11-08 doi:10.5878/001586

Version 1.0:

1999-08-26 doi:10.5878/000982

Swedish church customs 1968

Citation:

Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive (2013). Swedish church customs 1968. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001586

Collection events:

1968 - 1968 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Time period(s) investigated:

1968 — 1968

Variables:

177

Number of individuals/objects:

2569

Response rate:

96,7 %

Languages:

Data: Swedish
Questionnaire: Swedish

Dataset SND 0577-003

Version 2.0:

2013-11-08 doi:10.5878/001553

Swedish church customs 1974

Citation:

Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive (2013). Swedish church customs 1974. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001553

Collection events:

1974 - 1974 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Time period(s) investigated:

1974 — 1974

Variables:

245

Number of individuals/objects:

2570

Response rate:

99,3 %

Languages:

Data: Swedish
Questionnaire: Swedish

Dataset SND 0577-004

Version 2.0:

2013-07-30 doi:10.5878/001556

Swedish church customs 1980

Citation:

Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive (2013). Swedish church customs 1980. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001556

Collection events:

1986 - 1986 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Time period(s) investigated:

1980 — 1980

Variables:

241

Number of individuals/objects:

2569

Response rate:

96,7 %

Languages:

Data: Swedish
Questionnaire: Swedish

Dataset SND 0577-005

Version 2.0:

2013-11-08 doi:10.5878/001557

Swedish Church Customs 1986

Citation:

Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive (2013). Swedish Church Customs 1986. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001557

Collection events:

1995 - 1995 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Time period(s) investigated:

1986 — 1986

Variables:

192

Number of individuals/objects:

2566

Response rate:

86,2 %

Languages:

Data: Swedish
Questionnaire: Swedish

Dataset SND 0577-006

Version 2.0:

2013-08-12 doi:10.5878/001560

Version 1.0:

2000-12-01 doi:10.5878/001555

Swedish church customs 1995

Citation:

Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive (2013). Swedish church customs 1995. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001560

Collection events:

1980 - 1980 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Time period(s) investigated:

1995 — 1995

Variables:

214

Number of individuals/objects:

2542

Response rate:

87,5 %

Languages:

Data: Swedish
Questionnaire: Swedish

Dataset SND 0577-007

Version 2.0:

2013-11-08 doi:10.5878/001614

Swedish Church Customs 2002

Citation:

Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive (2013). Swedish Church Customs 2002. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001614

Collection events:

2003-02 - 2004-01 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Time period(s) investigated:

2002-01-01 — 2002-12-31

Variables:

235

Number of individuals/objects:

2220

Response rate:

72,9 %

Languages:

Data: Swedish
Questionnaire: Swedish

Dataset SND 0577-008

Version 2.1:

2014-01-13 doi:10.5878/001659

Version 2.0:

2013-11-08 doi:10.5878/001585

Swedish Church Customs 2008-2009

Citation:

Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive (2014). Swedish Church Customs 2008-2009. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.1. https://doi.org/10.5878/001659

Collection events:

2009-09 - 2009-12 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Time period(s) investigated:

2008-10-01 — 2009-09-30

Variables:

255

Number of individuals/objects:

975

Languages:

Data: Swedish
Questionnaire: Swedish