ISSP 1998 - Religion II: Sweden

SND-ID: SND 0716

This study is part of the collection ISSP - International Social Survey Programme

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology


This survey is the Swedish part of the 1998 'International Social Survey Program'. ISSP is an ongoing program of cross-national collaboration. Formed in 1984, the group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. The topic of 1998 was 'Religion'.

In this survey the respondents had to give their opinions on different kinds of sexual relations; abortion; people living together without being married; and women working outside of home. The respondents were also asked about their believes about God, and if they believed in heaven, hell or religious miracles. They also had to describe their feelings about the Bible and answer questions about the meaning of life. A number of questions concerned the respondent's religious upbringing: religious preference of the parents, religion raised in, church attendance of parents and church attendance of the respondent in the age of 11-12. Questions about the present religious activities touched upon how often the respondent prays, takes part in religious activities, and how religious she/he

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Umeå University

Responsible department/unit

Department of Sociology

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 18-77 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated


Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Topic and keywords

Research area

Gender and gender roles, Family life and marriage, Religion and values (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


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Särkimukka, J., Edlund, J., & Svallfors, S. (1999) ISSP 1998 - Moral, värderingar och religion II. Kodbok för maskinläsbar datafil. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

Magnusson, M. (2007) Kontroll-lokus som indikator på religiositet och yrkesframgång. C-uppsats i psykologi, Göteborgs universitet

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Stefan Svallfors. Umeå University (2009). ISSP 1998 - Religion II: Sweden. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1998-02–1998-05
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 1999-01-01
Last updated: 2019-11-18