The National SOM Survey 1986

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Description:

In 1986 a series of annual surveys were initiated at the Department of Political Science, Göteborg University. It was called the SOM survey, where SOM stands for Society, Opinions and Mass media. The survey was a result of collaboration between nine different research projects at the department. The questionnaire used was divided into seven subject fields: Mass media, politics and society, energy and nuclear power, Sweden's relation to other countries, residential environment, interests and leisure activities, and social background.

The questions about mass media dealt with how often the respondent watch different television programs, morning paper reading habits, and the occurrence of incorrect and misleading information in mass media.
In the politics and society section you could find questions about the respondent´s confidence in different institutions and groups. The respondents had to give their opinion on a number of proposals occurring in the political debate, they had to place themselves on the political left-right scale, and the political parties and the party leaders on a like-disli

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0216

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 1986

Purpose:

The main purpose is to establish time series that enable researchers to analyse how various changes in society affect people's attitudes and behaviour.

Description:

In 1986 a series of annual surveys were initiated at the Department of Political Science, Göteborg University. It was called the SOM survey, where SOM stands for Society, Opinions and Mass media. The survey was a result of collaboration between nine different research projects at the department. The questionnaire used was divided into seven subject fields: Mass media, politics and society, energy and nuclear power, Sweden's relation to other countries, residential environment, interests and leisure activities, and social background.

The questions about mass media dealt with how often the respondent watch different television programs, morning paper reading habits, and the occurrence of incorrect and misleading information in mass media.
In the politics and society section you could find questions about the respondent´s confidence in different institutions and groups. The respondents had to give their opinion on a number of proposals occurring in the political debate, they had to place themselves on the political left-right scale, and the political parties and the party leaders on a like-disli

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1986

Instrument:

Questionnaire National SOM 1986 (Structured questionnaire)

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 15-75 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Publications

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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1987) SOM-undersökningen 1986 : genomföranda, deltagare, huvudresultat. SOM report no 1. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
SOM Institute publications

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1995) Swedish Opinion. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-972694-0-9.
SOM Institute publications

Oscarsson, Henrik (ed.) (2003) Demokratitrender. SOM report no. 32. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-89673-02-6.
Libris SOM Institute publications

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2004) Swedish Trends 1986-2004. Göteborg: SOM Institute.

Oscarsson, H. (1998) Den svenska partirymden : Väljarnas uppfattningar av konfliktstrukturen i partisystemet 1956-1996. Göteborg : Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-628-3000-7.
Libris

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Version 1.0:

1989-06-01 doi:10.5878/002344

The National SOM Survey 1986

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute. University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science (1989). The National SOM Survey 1986. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002344

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1986-10-14 — 1986-12-20

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

278

Number of individuals/objects:

2475

Response rate/participation rate:

68%