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The National SOM Survey 1988

SND-ID: SND 0264

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 1988

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


The questionnaire for the third study in the series of annual SOM-surveys was divided into six subject fields: Mass media, politics and society, energy and nuclear power, Sweden´s relation to other countries, residential environment and interests, and social background and music habits. The SOM surveys contains a core of questions asked in earlier SOM-surveys. New questions in SOM88 dealt with the respondent´s opinion on best coverage of specific issues in different mass media and their opinion on publication of names in connection with crimes, accidents and personal relationships. The respondents had to indicate if they agreed or disagreed with a number of statements about the way Swedish journalists do their work. A number of questions dealt with the hearings held by the Swedish parliamentary standing committee on the constitution in connection with the so called Ebbe Carlsson-affair. Other questions dealt with mass media coverage of foreign submarine offence of Swedish territory. Furthermore the respondents had to value the political parties concerning aid to developing countries, defence i

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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


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Unit of analysis


Swedish citizens aged 15-75 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

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Geographic location: Sweden

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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.
ISSN: 0346-5942
ISBN: 91-628-3000-7

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

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1989) Åttiotal : Svensk opinion i empirisk belysning. SOM report no 4. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
SOM Institute publications
ISSN: 0284-4788

Björkqvist, Karin (1989) SOM-undersökningen 1988 : metod, frågeformulär, kodbok. SOM report no 3. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
SOM Institute publications
ISSN: 0284-4788

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

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The National SOM Survey 1988

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (1991). The National SOM Survey 1988. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1988-10-12–1988-12-12
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science
  • Instrument: Questionnaire National SOM 1988 (Semi-structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 1991-01-01
Last updated: 2019-08-20