Welfare state survey 1992

This study is part of the collection Welfare surveys

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Björn Halleröd - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Rune Åberg - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Description:

This survey inquiring the Swedish people´s attitudes towards their taxes was financed by the ministry of finance through the ´Kommittén för utvärdering av skattereformen´ (KUSK). For a number of statements occurring in the current Swedish debate the respondents had to state if they agreed or not. Other questions dealt with their opinion on public expenses and social service; if they wanted the amount of tax money spent on a number of different areas to increase, decrease or to be kept unchanged; how to finance education, medical service, child care and care of the elderly; and best suited to take care of education, medical service, child care, care of elderly, and social welfare. Furthermore, the respondents had to state how to distribute the responsibility for financing social insurances between the individual and the public sector; how common they believe it to be that social security benefits and social care services are misused. Respondents also had to report their own experiences of social services during the last three years. A number of questions dealt with opinions on the Swedish taxes

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Björn Halleröd - University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Rune Åberg - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0489

Alternative title:

Åsikter om den offentliga sektorn och skatterna 1992

Description:

This survey inquiring the Swedish people´s attitudes towards their taxes was financed by the ministry of finance through the ´Kommittén för utvärdering av skattereformen´ (KUSK). For a number of statements occurring in the current Swedish debate the respondents had to state if they agreed or not. Other questions dealt with their opinion on public expenses and social service; if they wanted the amount of tax money spent on a number of different areas to increase, decrease or to be kept unchanged; how to finance education, medical service, child care and care of the elderly; and best suited to take care of education, medical service, child care, care of elderly, and social welfare. Furthermore, the respondents had to state how to distribute the responsibility for financing social insurances between the individual and the public sector; how common they believe it to be that social security benefits and social care services are misused. Respondents also had to report their own experiences of social services during the last three years. A number of questions dealt with opinions on the Swedish taxes

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1992-02-01 — 1992-05-01

Instrument:

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 18-74 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Funding:

Committee for Evaluating Tax Reform

Publications

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Sundström, E., & Svallfors, S. (1995) Åsikter om den offentliga sektorn och skatterna : kodbok för maskinläsbar datafil. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

Svallfors, S. (1994) Farväl till välfärdsstaten. TLM nr 19, 1994, s. 21-24.

Svallfors, S. (1994) Farväl till välfärdsstaten? Attityder till svensk välfärdspolitik 1986-92. In Har vi råd att avvara välfärden?. Stockholm: FKF debatt.

Svallfors, S. (1994) Svenskarna och välfärdspolitiken: opinionstrender 1970-93. Häften för kritiska studier, nr 2-3, 1994, s. 39-52.

Svallfors, S. (1995) Den stabila välfärdsopinionen : attityder till svensk välfärdspolitik 1986-1992. Report no 5, project Opinioner kring 1991 års skattereform. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

Svallfors, S. (1995) Den svenska välfärdsopinionen. Välfärdsbulletinen, nr 1, 1995.

Svallfors, S. (1995) Svenskarna och välfärdspolitiken: opinionstrender 1970-93. Stockholm: TCO.

Svallfors, S. (1995) The End of Class Politics? Structural Cleavages and Attitudes to Swedish Welfare Policies. Acta Sociologica, 1995.

Åberg, R. (1993) Århundradets skattereform? Politik och opinion kring 1991 års skattereform. Stockholm: Norstedts.
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Version 1.0:

1995-07-05 doi:10.5878/002649

Available documentation:

Welfare state survey 1992

Citation:

Jonas Edlund, Björn Halleröd, Stefan Svallfors, Rune Åberg. Umeå University, Department of Sociology (1995). Welfare state survey 1992. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002649

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1992-02-01 — 1992-05-01

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

103

Number of individuals/objects:

1346

Response rate/participation rate:

76 (vägd)