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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1992

SND-ID: SND 0460

This study is part of the collection The Regional Western Sweden SOM survey

Alternative title

Väst-SOM 1992

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


Since 1986 an annual nationwide survey, called SOM-survey, has been carried out at Göteborg University. In 1992 a similar survey was carried out in Western Sweden, i.e. Göteborg and eleven neighbour municipalities. The purpose of this survey was to shed light on opinions in Western Sweden and their development over time, and also to study how they relate to opinions in Sweden as a whole. The questionnaire was divided into five subject fields: mass media; politics and society; the municipality of Göteborg; energy, nuclear power and environment; and background. This questionnaire is partly a replication of the one used in the nationwide SOM-survey, but there is also a number of questions dealing with the situation in Göteborg and neighbouring municipalities. The questions about mass media dealt with how often the respondents read a number of daily papers; how often they listen to different radio channels; the trustworthiness of the reports of local events in a number of media; time spent daily viewing television, reading morning paper and reading evening paper; how often the respondent watch a n

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15-80 years residing in Göteborg or one of the eleven surrounding municipalities, Ale, Härryda, Kungsbacka, Kungälv, Lerum, Lilla Edet, Mölndal, Partille, Stenungsund, Tjörn and Öckerö.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

1992-10 – 1993-01


Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (1993) Västsvensk opinion : SOM-undersökningen Västsverige 1992. SOM report no. 10. Göteborg: SOM Institute.
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ISSN: 0284-4788

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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1992

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (1994). The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1992. 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: 1992-10-26–1993-01-18
  • Data collector: Långedrags Informationskonsult
  • Sample size: 2800
  • Number of responses: 1603
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Response rate/participation rate


Published: 1994-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-23