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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1995

SND-ID: SND 0512

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

Alternative title

Väst-SOM 1995

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


This is the fourth 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 1995 survey dealt with: reason giving up morning paper subscription; confidence in the way work is done by a number of occupational groups; opinion on the local administration and people employed by the local authorities; regional cooperation in western Sweden; the importance of being engaged in issues regarding different levels of society, i.e. EU, Sweden, western Sweden, the Göteborg region, the municipality, etc.; the financing of public transport; opinion on propositions concerning the environment; road safety; local advertisement papers and other local papers containing news and offered free of charge; time devoted to radio, daily papers and television; the importance of different subject fields in

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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

1995-10 – 1996-01

Topic and keywords

Research area

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


Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (1996) Västsvenska perspektiv : SOM-undersökningen Västsverige 1995. SOM report no 17. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-972694-4-1.
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ISBN: 91-972694-4-1
ISSN: 0284-4788

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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1995

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2006). The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1995. 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: 1995-10-17–1996-01-19
  • Data collector: Temo
  • Sample size: 2799
  • Number of responses: 1708
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Response rate/participation rate


Published: 1997-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-23