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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1994

SND-ID: SND 0493

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

Alternative title

Väst-SOM 1994

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


This is the third study in the series of SOM-surveys carried out in Western Sweden exclusively. The questionnaire was divided into six subject fields: mass media; politics and society; the municipality of Göteborg; traffic and environment; leisure and housing; and background. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several previous SOM-surveys. New questions in the 1994 survey dealt with efforts to influence or change activities on local or county level; interest in environmental issues; access to and use of the 'Environmental catalogue'; opinions on environmental issues local government ought to work on, and to what extent the respondent was prepared to contribute personally to a better environment; establishments and places visited during the last year; favourite soccer team; method of travel to work/school; and vote in the general election and in the local election in 1994. Respondents living in Göteborg were asked about public transport costs, they also had to place the local parties and a number of local politicians on a scale ranging from strongly dislike to s

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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

1994-10 – 1995-01

Topic and keywords

Research area

Media, Environment and conservation, Political behaviour and attitudes, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (1995) Västsvensk horisont : SOM-undersökningen i Västsverige 1994. SOM report no. 14. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-972694-1-7.
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ISBN: 91-972694-1-7
ISSN: 0284-4788

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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1994

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2006). The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1994. 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: 1994-10-17–1995-01-09
  • Data collector: Långedrags Informationskonsult
  • Sample size: 2800
  • Number of responses: 1591
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Response rate/participation rate


Published: 1995-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-23