The National SOM Survey 1998

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

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.

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.

Subject area

General health and well-being, Media, Political behaviour and attitudes, International politics and organisations, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0739

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 1998

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.

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.

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1998

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

Data contains personal data

No

Subject area

General health and well-being, Media, Political behaviour and attitudes, International politics and organisations, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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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
ISSN: 0284-4788
ISBN: 91-973670-1-X

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

Berg O. (2008) Attityder kring kärnkraft i Sverige : en studie av förändringar i attityder från folkomröstningen 1980 fram till år 2006. C-uppsats, Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet

Oscarsson, Henrik (ed.) (2003) Demokratitrender. SOM report no. 32. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-89673-02-6.
Libris SOM Institute publications
ISSN: 0284-4788
ISBN: 91-89673-02-6

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Version 2.0

2011-01-14
https://doi.org/10.5878/002350

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

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The National SOM Survey 1998

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). <em>The National SOM Survey 1998</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002350">https://doi.org/10.5878/002350</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

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

Instrument: Merged questionnaire (1-2) (Questionnaire)

Instrument: Questionnaire (politics) (Questionnaire)

Instrument: Questionnaire (mass media) (Questionnaire)

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

790

Number of individuals/objects

3561

Published: 2001-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-23