Swedes' outlook on life, religion and the bible 1984/1985

SND-ID: SND 0220

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Thorleif Pettersson - Religionssociologiska institutet

Jörgen Straarup - Religionssociologiska institutet

Description

In September 1981 a new Swedish translation of the New Testament was published. The main purpose of this survey is to show the possession and use of the Bible among the Swedish population. Respondents were asked about their interest in issues concerning religion and outlook of life, if they believe in God and about their relation toward the Christian faith, how often they attend church and how often they pray. The major part of the questions addressed people who used to read the Bible. They were asked how and why they read the Bible and which Bible translation they use. Furthermore they were asked about their opinion on the new translation of the New Testament.

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Responsible department/unit

Religionssociologiska institutet

Funding

  • Funding agency: Swedish Bible Society
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

1) The Swedish population aged 16-74 years. 2) The Swedish population aged 65-99 years.

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

1984-04-23–1984-05-23

1984-11-21–1984-12-04

1985-01-23–1985-03-12

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Publications

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Straarup, J. (1987) Bibelläsarna och Bibeln. Religion och Samhälle 1987:5. Stockholm: Institute of Religion Sociology.
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ISBN: 9789197037389

Pettersson, T. (1986) Svenska folket och Bibeln. Religion och Samhälle 1986:8. Stockholm: Institute of Religion Sociology.
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Dataset 1
Swedes' outlook on life, religion and the bible 1984/1985 - standard sample

Version 1.1

2013-12-17
https://doi.org/10.5878/001629

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Thorleif Pettersson, Jörgen Straarup. Religionssociologiska institutet (2013). <em>Swedes' outlook on life, religion and the bible 1984/1985 - standard sample</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001629">https://doi.org/10.5878/001629</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Thorleif Pettersson - Religionssociologiska institutet

Jörgen Straarup - Religionssociologiska institutet

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1984-11-21–1984-12-04
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1985-01-23–1985-03-12
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

109

Number of individuals/objects

3372

Copyright

Religionssociologiska institutet

Dataset 2
Swedes outlook on life, religion and the bible 1984/1985 - sample of elderly

Version 1.1

2013-12-18
https://doi.org/10.5878/001630

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Thorleif Pettersson, Jörgen Straarup. Religionssociologiska institutet (2013). <em>Swedes outlook on life, religion and the bible 1984/1985 - sample of elderly</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001630">https://doi.org/10.5878/001630</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Thorleif Pettersson - Religionssociologiska institutet

Jörgen Straarup - Religionssociologiska institutet

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Telephone interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1984-04-23–1984-05-23
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

31

Number of individuals/objects

504

Dataset 3
Swedes outlook on life, religion and the bible 1984/1985 - pilot study

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2013-12-18
https://doi.org/10.5878/001631

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Thorleif Pettersson, Jörgen Straarup. Religionssociologiska institutet (2013). <em>Swedes outlook on life, religion and the bible 1984/1985 - pilot study</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001631">https://doi.org/10.5878/001631</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Thorleif Pettersson - Religionssociologiska institutet

Jörgen Straarup - Religionssociologiska institutet

Variables

77

Number of individuals/objects

510

Published: 1987-01-01
Last updated: 2019-12-10