Estonia survey 1994

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Göran Gustafsson - Lund University, Department of Sociology

Description

The survey was conducted by SIFO on behalf of the Estonia group at the Swedish Church Research Secretariat in Uppsala. The study was conducted over a two week period about two months after the sinking of the ferry M/S Estonia on the 28th of September 1994. The ship was wrecked in a heavy storm during its journey from Tallinn, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden. On board were 989 people, of which 852 lives were claimed.The accident is the largest ship disaster in peacetime in the Nordic seas of all time. After the sinking of the Estonia, a variety of efforts were made by various organizations, to help and assist in the difficult situation. The study was aimed to investigate what attitude the public had to the Church of Sweden after its response to the ferry disaster. Questions were asked about religious activity, sense of belonging to the Church of Sweden, altered perception of the Church of Sweden's role in society after the Estonia disaster, and religious activities as a result of the sinking of the Estonia. Respondents also had its approach to a number of statements about the religious dimensions

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Subject area

Social behaviour and attitudes, Religion and values (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology, Religious Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

Lund University, Department of Theology

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Göran Gustafsson - Lund University, Department of Sociology

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0569

Description

The survey was conducted by SIFO on behalf of the Estonia group at the Swedish Church Research Secretariat in Uppsala. The study was conducted over a two week period about two months after the sinking of the ferry M/S Estonia on the 28th of September 1994. The ship was wrecked in a heavy storm during its journey from Tallinn, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden. On board were 989 people, of which 852 lives were claimed.The accident is the largest ship disaster in peacetime in the Nordic seas of all time. After the sinking of the Estonia, a variety of efforts were made by various organizations, to help and assist in the difficult situation. The study was aimed to investigate what attitude the public had to the Church of Sweden after its response to the ferry disaster. Questions were asked about religious activity, sense of belonging to the Church of Sweden, altered perception of the Church of Sweden's role in society after the Estonia disaster, and religious activities as a result of the sinking of the Estonia. Respondents also had its approach to a number of statements about the religious dimensions

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Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1994-11-14 — 1994-11-24

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 15 years or older

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Cluster

Subject area

Social behaviour and attitudes, Religion and values (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology, Religious Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

Gustafsson, G. & Ahlin, L. (1995). Två undersökningar om Estonia och religionen. Lund: Department of Theology, Lund University.
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Version 1.1

2013-12-19
https://doi.org/10.5878/001633

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Estonia survey 1994

Suggested citation

Göran Gustafsson. Lund University, Department of Theology (2013). <em>Estonia survey 1994</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001633">https://doi.org/10.5878/001633</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Göran Gustafsson - Lund University, Department of Sociology

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Mode of collection: Telephone interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1994-11-14 — 1994-11-17

Data collector: SIFO-Ronneby

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Telephone interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1994-11-21 — 1994-11-24

Data collector: SIFO-Ronneby

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated

1994-11-14 — 1994-11-24

Variables

29

Number of individuals/objects

1974

Published: 1997-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06