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

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.

Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Thorleif Pettersson - Religionssociologiska institutet

Jörgen Straarup - Religionssociologiska institutet

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0220

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

Time period(s) investigated:

1984-04-23 — 1984-05-23

1984-11-21 — 1984-12-04

1985-01-23 — 1985-03-12

Data collection:

Time period(s) for data collection: 1984-04-23 — 1984-05-23

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) for data collection: 1984-11-21 — 1984-12-04

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) for data collection: 1985-01-23 — 1985-03-12

Source of the data: Population group

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

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

Funding:

Swedish Bible Society

Publications

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Pettersson, T. (1986) Svenska folket och Bibeln. Religion och Samhälle 1986:8. Stockholm: Institute of Religion Sociology.
Libris

Straarup, J. (1987) Bibelläsarna och Bibeln. Religion och Samhälle 1987:5. Stockholm: Institute of Religion Sociology.
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Version 1.1:

2013-12-17 doi:10.5878/001629

Metadata added

Version 1.0:

1999-01-07 doi:10.5878/001066

Copyright:

Religionssociologiska institutet

Dataset SND 0220-001

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

Citation:

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

109

Number of individuals/objects:

3372

Version 1.1:

2013-12-18 doi:10.5878/001630

Metadata added

Version 1.0:

1997-09-02 doi:10.5878/001067

Dataset SND 0220-002

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

Citation:

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

31

Number of individuals/objects:

504

Version 1.1:

2013-12-18 doi:10.5878/001631

Metadata added

Version 1.0:

1999-01-07 doi:10.5878/000908

Dataset SND 0220-003

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

Citation:

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

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Variables:

77

Number of individuals/objects:

510