The National SOM Survey 1995

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Alternative title

Riks-SOM 1995

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


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 tenth 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: the importance of 37 different subject fields in a morning paper; local advertisement papers and other local papers containing news and offered free of charge; opinion on the Swedish EU membership; the influence of finance market on politics; opinion on a number of propositions how to improve the Swedish economy; confidence in the way work is done by a number of occupational groups; confidence in different groups in regard to environmental information; opinion on how much a number of measures could contribute to a better environment in Sweden. The respondents also had to state how often they used to

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute
Protection and ethical review

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Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15-80 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

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Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

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County (NUTS3)

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Oscarsson, H. (1998) Den svenska partirymden : Väljarnas uppfattningar av konfliktstrukturen i partisystemet 1956-1996. Göteborg : Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-628-3000-7.
ISBN: 91-628-3000-7
ISSN: 0346-5942

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1997) Trends in Swedish opinion. Göteborg: SOM Insititute. ISBN 91-972694-6-8.
Libris SO Institute publications
ISBN: 91-972694-6-8

Berg O. (2008) Attityder kring kärnkraft i Sverige : en studie av förändringar i attityder från folkomröstningen 1980 fram till år 2006. C-uppsats, Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2004) Swedish Trends 1986-2004. Göteborg: SOM Institute.

Jarlbro, Gunilla (ed.) (1996) Ungdomars opinioner. SOM report no. 15. Göteborg: SOM Insititute. ISBN 91-972694-2-5.
Libris SOM Institute publications
ISBN: 91-972694-2-5

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1996) Mitt i nittiotalet : SOM-undersökningen 1995. SOM report no. 16. Göteborg: SOM Insititute. ISBN 91-972694-3-3.
Libris SOM Institute publications
ISSN: 0284-4788
ISBN: 91-972694-3-3

Oscarsson, Henrik (ed.) (2003) Demokratitrender. SOM report no. 32. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-89673-02-6.
Libris SOM Institute publications
ISBN: 91-89673-02-6
ISSN: 0284-4788

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The National SOM Survey 1995

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (1997). <em>The National SOM Survey 1995</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href=""></a>

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1995-10-10–1996-01-25
  • Data collector: Temo
  • Instrument: Questionnaire (Questionnaire)
  • Sample size: 2900
  • Number of responses: 1777
  • Non response size: 1123
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 1997-01-01
Last updated: 2019-10-18