The National SOM Survey 1996

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Description:

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 eleventh survey in this series. The questionnaire was divided into six subject fields: mass media; politics and society; Sweden´s relations to the rest of the world; energy, nuclear power and environment; leisure; and background. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several previous SOM-surveys. New media questions dealt with how often the respondent read local advertisement papers as well as daily papers on the internet. The respondent also had to state if a number of statements corresponded with qualities held by the morning and evening papers the respondent used to read, and to indicate if criticism directed towards daily papers could be applied on papers read by the respondent. Respondents were also asked about their opinion on the function of democracy in Sweden, attitudes towards proposals how to reduce unemployment, and to give their opinion on the possibility to reduce unemployment by 50 percent

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Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0589

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 1996

Purpose:

The main purpose of the surveys is to establish time series that enable researchers to analyse how various changes in society affect people's attitudes and behaviour.

Description:

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 eleventh survey in this series. The questionnaire was divided into six subject fields: mass media; politics and society; Sweden´s relations to the rest of the world; energy, nuclear power and environment; leisure; and background. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several previous SOM-surveys. New media questions dealt with how often the respondent read local advertisement papers as well as daily papers on the internet. The respondent also had to state if a number of statements corresponded with qualities held by the morning and evening papers the respondent used to read, and to indicate if criticism directed towards daily papers could be applied on papers read by the respondent. Respondents were also asked about their opinion on the function of democracy in Sweden, attitudes towards proposals how to reduce unemployment, and to give their opinion on the possibility to reduce unemployment by 50 percent

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1996

Instrument:

Questionnaire

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 15-80 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Publications

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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1997) Ett missnöjt folk? : SOM-undersökningen 1996. SOM report no 18. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-972694-5-X.
Libris SOM Institute publications

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

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

Oscarsson, H. (1998) Den svenska partirymden : Väljarnas uppfattningar av konfliktstrukturen i partisystemet 1956-1996. Göteborg : Department of Political Science. ISBN: 91-628-3000-7.
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Version 2.0:

2011-01-14 doi:10.5878/002352

Version 1.0:

1998-04-01 doi:10.5878/002351

The National SOM Survey 1996

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). The National SOM Survey 1996. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002352

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1996-09-30 — 1997-01-28

Data collector: Gallup

Sample size: 2841

Number of responses: 1779

Non response size: 1062

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

547

Number of individuals/objects:

1779