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The National SOM Survey 1989

SND-ID: SND 0279

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 1989

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


This dataset contains information from the fourth SOM-survey. The questionnaire was divided into seven subject fields: mass media; politics and society; energy, nuclear power and environment; Sweden's relation to other countries; residential environment, local conditions and leisure; radio listening; and background. Many of the questions are replications of questions asked in previous SOM-surveys, but there is also a number of questions not asked in previous surveys. The respondents had to give their opinion on how seriously a number of risks threaten life and health of the Swedish people. There are a number of questions concerning the European Community: the respondent´s opinion on mass media coverage of the EC-issue; the opinion on a Swedish membership´s influence on the environment, labour market, social security, economic development and the Swedish neutrality; and the attitude of the political parties toward a Swedish approach to the EC. The respondents had to indicate how satisfied they were with the local authority services in a number of areas. Other questions dealt with radio listeni

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute


University of Gothenburg, Department of Journalism Media and Communication

University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15-75 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

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Geographic location: Sweden

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County (NUTS3)

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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

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1990) Medier och opinion i Sverige : SOM-undersökningen 1989. SOM report no 5. Göteborg: Department of Political Science and Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
SOM Institute publications
ISSN: 0248-4788

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.
Libris | SOM Institute publications
ISBN: 91-89673-02-6
ISSN: 0284-4788

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

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The National SOM Survey 1989

Associated documentation

Version 1.0


University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (1991). The National SOM Survey 1989. 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: 1989-10-26–1990-02-08
  • Data collector: IMU-Testologen AB
  • Instrument: Questionnaire National SOM 1989 (Structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 1990-01-01
Last updated: 2020-05-06