The National SOM Survey 1998

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Description:

Since 1986 the SOM-institute has been carrying out an annual nation-wide survey of Swedish opinions. This is accordingly the thirteenth survey in this series. The SOM-institute is a collaboration between three departments at Göteborg University: the Institute for Journalism and Mass Communication, the Department of Political Science, and the School of Public Administration. The 1998 survey differs from the earlier ones since it includes two nation representative samples and uses two different mail questionnaires. One of the questionnaires mainly deals with questions on politics, economy and working life, while the other mainly deals with media, culture and health. One third of the questions asked in the two questionnaires are common for both samples, for example questions about media habits, political attitudes, leisure activities, and social background.

Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0739

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 1998

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 SOM-institute has been carrying out an annual nation-wide survey of Swedish opinions. This is accordingly the thirteenth survey in this series. The SOM-institute is a collaboration between three departments at Göteborg University: the Institute for Journalism and Mass Communication, the Department of Political Science, and the School of Public Administration. The 1998 survey differs from the earlier ones since it includes two nation representative samples and uses two different mail questionnaires. One of the questionnaires mainly deals with questions on politics, economy and working life, while the other mainly deals with media, culture and health. One third of the questions asked in the two questionnaires are common for both samples, for example questions about media habits, political attitudes, leisure activities, and social background.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1998

Instrument:

Merged questionnaire (1-2) (Questionnaire)

Questionnaire (politics) (Questionnaire)

Questionnaire (mass media) (Questionnaire)

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 16-80 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Publications

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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1999) Ljusnande framtid : SOM-undersökningen 1998. SOM report no. 22. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-973670-1-X .
Libris SOM Institute publications

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

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:10.5878/002350

Variable(s) added : Questions 69-73 and background variables

Version 1.0:

2002-02-01 doi:10.5878/002349

The National SOM Survey 1998

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). The National SOM Survey 1998. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002350

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1998-09-30 — 1999-01-27

Data collector: Swedish Institute of Public Opinion Research

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

790

Number of individuals/objects:

3561