The National SOM Survey 1997

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 twelfth 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, media and public issues; and background. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several previous SOM-surveys. New media questions dealt with newspaper reading on the internet. The respondents also had to state if they agreed or not with a number of statements concerning morning paper usage. Respondents were also asked about the Swedish EU-membership and the effect of the membership on different areas. A number of questions dealt with the respondent´s willingness to pay more taxes if the money was used for environmental issues. New questions on media habits included: how often the respondent watched different programs on television; the reliability of different programs; reasons to watch different

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Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0635

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 1997

Purpose:

The main purpose 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 twelfth 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, media and public issues; and background. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several previous SOM-surveys. New media questions dealt with newspaper reading on the internet. The respondents also had to state if they agreed or not with a number of statements concerning morning paper usage. Respondents were also asked about the Swedish EU-membership and the effect of the membership on different areas. A number of questions dealt with the respondent´s willingness to pay more taxes if the money was used for environmental issues. New questions on media habits included: how often the respondent watched different programs on television; the reliability of different programs; reasons to watch different

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1997

Instrument:

Questionnaire (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.) (2004) Swedish Trends 1986-2004. Göteborg: SOM Institute.

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1998) Opinionssamhället : SOM-undersökningen 1997. SOM report no 20. Göteborg: SOM Institute : Univ. ISBN 91-972694-8-4.
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

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Version 2.0:

2011-01-14 doi:10.5878/002348

Version 1.0:

1999-11-01 doi:10.5878/002347

The National SOM Survey 1997

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). The National SOM Survey 1997. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002348

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1997-10-06 — 1998-01-28

Data collector: Gallup

Sample size: 2800

Number of responses: 1754

Non response size: 1046

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

554

Number of individuals/objects:

1754