Sweden now 1983-I

SND-ID: SND 0417

This study is part of the collection Sweden now

Alternative title

Sverige nu 1983-I

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Testologen Ltd.


In the mid-1960s, Testologen AB in collaboration with a group of advertisers, introduced a new way of investigation, where data about the target groups - socio-economic data, interests, purchasing habits, possessions, buying intentions - and data on reading habits were collected in the same survey. At SND there are now surveys available from the Sweden Now series covering a 20-year period, 1972-1991.
In the 1983 survey there are questions about existing household equipment and purchases planned for the next couple of years. The respondent also had to state on a scale ranging from ´very interested´ to ´very uninterested´ how interested she/he was in 65 various subjects and activities covering: Consumer durables; Consumer non-durables; Personal care, health and fashion; Plants and pets; Pleasure and leisure time; Residency and home hobbies; Social and political activities. Another question dealt with how much money the respondent spends on gambling, clothes, entertainment etc. annually. The respondent also had to state how often different shops were visited, how often different types of adverti

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

IMU-Testologen AB

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15-70 years

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Sample selected from the population register DAFA-SPAR

Time period(s) investigated

1982-10-01 – 1983-02-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit


Topic and keywords

Research area

Consumption and consumer behaviour, Media, Public relations (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


Testologen AB (1983) Orvesto 1983-I : Hela riket. Sollentuna: Testologen Ltd.

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Sweden Now 1983-I

Associated documentation

Version 1.0


Testologen Ltd.. IMU-Testologen AB (1997). Sweden Now 1983-I. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001077

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Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Testologen Ltd.

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1982-10-01–1983-02-01
  • Data collector: Testologen Ltd.
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 1994-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06