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The National SOM Survey 1987

SND-ID: SND 0228

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 1987

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


This dataset contains information from the second SOM-survey. The questionnaire was divided into seven subject fields: Mass media; politics and society; energy and nuclear power; Sweden´s relation to other countries; housing and interests; social background; and music. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in SOM86, some of the questions put in SOM86 are excluded and a number of questions are added. These new questions deal with: important content in morning papers; etical rules in news service; advertisement; the most important problems of society; quality of party leaders; privatisation; government control of municipalities, trade and industry, and the individual; confidence in different groups in regard to foreign policy; government consideration to different groups in regard to foreign policy; televison treatment of those in power in a number of countries; comparisons between morning papers and television; respondent´s activities during the last 12 months; statements about respondent´s work; changes in the economic situation for the respondent and for the country; and m

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Swedish citizens aged 15-75 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated


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Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

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County (NUTS3)

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Oscarsson, Henrik (ed.) (2003) Demokratitrender. SOM report no. 32. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-89673-02-6.
Libris | SOM Institute publications
ISBN: 91-89673-02-6
ISSN: 0284-4788

Berg O. (2008) Attityder kring kärnkraft i Sverige : en studie av förändringar i attityder från folkomröstningen 1980 fram till år 2006. C-uppsats, Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet

Oscarsson, H. (1998) Den svenska partirymden : Väljarnas uppfattningar av konfliktstrukturen i partisystemet 1956-1996. Göteborg : Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-628-3000-7.
ISBN: 91-628-3000-7
ISSN: 0346-5942

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

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

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1988) SOM-undersökningen 1987 : genomförande, deltagande, huvudresultat. SOM report no 2. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
SOM Institute publications
ISSN: 0284-4788

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The National SOM Survey 1987

Associated documentation

Version 1.0


University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (1990). The National SOM Survey 1987. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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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: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1987-10-14–1988-02-10
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science
  • Instrument: Questionnaire National SOM 1987 (Structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 1989-01-01
Last updated: 2019-08-20