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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1997

SND-ID: SND 0636

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

Alternative title

Väst-SOM 1997

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


This is the sixth 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 media; and background. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several previous SOM-surveys.


Study attitudes and behaviors that are linked to local and regional issues and phenomena



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

1997-10 – 1998-01

Topic and keywords

Research area

Media, 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.) (1998) Mångfald - bilder av en storstadsregion : SOM-undersökningen Västsverige 1997. SOM report no. 21. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 91-972694-9-2.
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ISSN: 0284-4788
ISBN: 91-972694-9-2

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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1997

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2001). The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1997. 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: 1997-10-06–1998-01-29
  • Data collector: Gallup
  • Sample size: 2900
  • Number of responses: 1845
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Response rate/participation rate


Published: 1999-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-23