Attitudes to inequality 1991 - A Swedish survey

This study is part of the collection ISSP - International Social Survey Programme

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Description

The survey deals with Swede's attitudes towards inequality. Questions asked are mainly taken from the 1987 'Social inequality' module of the International Social Survey Program (ISSP). Respondents were asked to specify how important different background factors are for the opportunities to get ahead in life. Furthermore they had to state what they believe people in different occupations actually earn, as well as what they considered they should earn. Other questions dealt with income inequalities; factors important when deciding the salary; taxes and how they affect different groups; and how big opposition there are between different social groups in Sweden. Demographic data on respondents such as age, sex, employment, income, marital status, education, religion, political affiliation, and trade union membership also are provided. Questions were also asked about the occupation of the respondent's father and the respondent was asked to compare the status of his/her own occupation with the father's.

Subject area

Income, property and investment/saving, Equality, inequality and social exclusion, Social behaviour and attitudes, Social conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0297

Description

The survey deals with Swede's attitudes towards inequality. Questions asked are mainly taken from the 1987 'Social inequality' module of the International Social Survey Program (ISSP). Respondents were asked to specify how important different background factors are for the opportunities to get ahead in life. Furthermore they had to state what they believe people in different occupations actually earn, as well as what they considered they should earn. Other questions dealt with income inequalities; factors important when deciding the salary; taxes and how they affect different groups; and how big opposition there are between different social groups in Sweden. Demographic data on respondents such as age, sex, employment, income, marital status, education, religion, political affiliation, and trade union membership also are provided. Questions were also asked about the occupation of the respondent's father and the respondent was asked to compare the status of his/her own occupation with the father's.

Language

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1991-04-14 — 1991-07-11

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit

Country

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 18-74 years and residing in Sweden.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Data contains personal data

No

Subject area

Income, property and investment/saving, Equality, inequality and social exclusion, Social behaviour and attitudes, Social conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Stenberg, K., & Svallfors, S. (1992) Attitudes to inequality - a Swedish survey. Codebook for machine-readable datafile. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

Stenberg, K., & Svallfors, S. (1992) Åsikter om den offentliga sektorn. Kodbok för maskinläsbar datafil. Umeå: Department of Sociology.
ISBN: 9179240410

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2009-07-17
https://doi.org/10.5878/001534

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Attitudes to inequality 1991 - A Swedish survey

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Stefan Svallfors. Umeå University, Department of Sociology (2009). <em>Attitudes to inequality 1991 - A Swedish survey</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001534">https://doi.org/10.5878/001534</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991-02 — 1991-04

Sample size: 1498

Non response size: 583

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Telephone interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991-04 — 1991-04

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

101

Number of individuals/objects

749

Response rate/participation rate

63

Published: 1992-01-01
Last updated: 2019-11-18