The National SOM Survey 1994

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Description:

Since 1986 the research project ´Samhälle Opinion Massmedia´ (SOM) has been carrying out an annual nation-wide survey of Swedish opinions. This is accordingly the ninth survey in this series. The questionnaire was divided into six subject fields: mass media; politics and society; energy, nuclear power and environment; Sweden and the rest of the world; leisure; and background. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several previous SOM-surveys. New questions dealt with equality between men and women; Sweden´s future relation to the European Union; confidence in various groups concerning information about the European Union; the importance of various issues for the respondent´s own opinion on a Swedish membership of the European Union; opinion on establishment of various activities in the respondent´s own municipality; the rights of various ethnical groups to look after their interests; and radio channels listened to. The respondents also had to place the political parties on a scale measuring attitude towards christian values.

Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0484

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 1994

Purpose:

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

Description:

Since 1986 the research project ´Samhälle Opinion Massmedia´ (SOM) has been carrying out an annual nation-wide survey of Swedish opinions. This is accordingly the ninth survey in this series. The questionnaire was divided into six subject fields: mass media; politics and society; energy, nuclear power and environment; Sweden and the rest of the world; leisure; and background. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several previous SOM-surveys. New questions dealt with equality between men and women; Sweden´s future relation to the European Union; confidence in various groups concerning information about the European Union; the importance of various issues for the respondent´s own opinion on a Swedish membership of the European Union; opinion on establishment of various activities in the respondent´s own municipality; the rights of various ethnical groups to look after their interests; and radio channels listened to. The respondents also had to place the political parties on a scale measuring attitude towards christian values.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1994

Instrument:

Questionnaire (Questionnaire)

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 15-80 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Publications

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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1995) Det gamla riket : SOM-undersökningen 1994. SOM report no. 13. Göteborg: SOM Institute.
SOM Institute publications

Rothstein, B., Esaiasson, P., Hermansson, J., Micheletti, M., & Petersson, O. (1995) Demokrati som dialog, Demokratirådets rapport 1995. SNS förlag, Stockholm.

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

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

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.
Libris

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Version 1.0:

1996-06-01 doi:10.5878/002354

The National SOM Survey 1994

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (1996). The National SOM Survey 1994. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002354

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1994-09-30 — 1995-01-18

Data collector: Gallup

Sample size: 2800

Number of responses: 1704

Non response size: 1096

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

544

Number of individuals/objects:

1702

Response rate/participation rate:

67%