The National SOM Survey 1991

SND-ID: SND 0395

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 1991

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


This dataset contains information from the sixth study in a series of annual SOM-surveys. The questionnaire was divided into six subject fields: mass media; politics and society; energy, nuclear power and environment; Sweden's relation to other countries; leisure; 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. These questions deals with the content of local morning papers; visits to foreign countries; Swedish television's treatment of those in power in other countries; own and next of kin's utilization of different services, and if one is working within any of these services; judgement of different local services; the Middle East crisis; TV-channels; thoughts of moving to another country, and to which country you should move if you were forced to.


The main purpose is to establish time series that enable researchers to analyse how various changes in society affect people's attitudes and behaviour.



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute
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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County (NUTS3)

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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.) (1995) Swedish Opinion. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-972694-0-9.
SOM Institute publications
ISBN: 91-972694-0-9

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1992) Trendbrott? : SOM-undersökningen 1991. SOM report no. 8. Göteborg: Department of Political Science and Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
SOM Institute publications
ISSN: 0284-4788

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

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

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

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The National SOM Survey 1991

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (1993). <em>The National SOM Survey 1991</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href=""></a>

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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: 1991-10-15–1992-01-28
  • Data collector: IMU-Testologen AB
  • Instrument: Questionnaire National SOM 1991 (Semi-structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 1993-01-01
Last updated: 2019-08-20