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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1996

SND-ID: SND 0590

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

Alternative title

Väst-SOM 1996

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


This is the fifth 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 background. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several previous SOM-surveys. New media questions dealt with thoughts of giving up morning paper subscription, and habits concerning television viewing. Other questions focused on the respondent´s opinion on the function of democracy in Sweden as well as in their own municipality; possibilities to influence a number of local government activities, and if the respondent had tried to influence local government activities during the last year. Respondents also had to state if they believed one in general can trust most people, and how satisfied they were with their own life. A number of questions dealt with the importance of different education and research areas on the future development of Göteborg and the Göteborg region, and the respondent´s contacts with different

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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 twelve surrounding municipalities, Ale, Alingsås, Härryda, Kungsbacka, Kungälv, Lerum, Lilla Edet, Mölndal, Partille, Stenungsund, Tjörn and Öckerö.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

1996-09 – 1997-01

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.) (1997) Nya landskap : SOM-undersökningen Västsverige 1996. SOM report no. 19. Göteborg: SOM-institute. ISBN 91-972694-7-6.
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ISBN: 91-972694-7-6
ISSN: 0284-4788

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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1996

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2006). The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1996. 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: 1996-09-30–1997-01-28
  • Data collector: Gallup
  • Sample size: 2900
  • Number of responses: 1807
  • Source of the data: Population group



Number of individuals/objects


Published: 1998-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-23