The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1998

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

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Description

Western SOM has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.

Purpose:

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

Subject 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)

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0740

Alternative title

Väst-SOM 1998

Description

Western SOM has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.

Purpose:

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

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1998-09 — 1999-01

Geographic spread

Lowest geographic unit

Municipality

Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 15-80 years residing in the county of Västra Götaland or Kungsbacka municipality

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Western SOM 1998 has been carried out as two parallel surveys. One corresponds to previous years Western SOM and includes a random sample of 2,900 people aged 15-80 years residing in Gothenburg or any of the twelve surrounding municipalities. The second part of the West covering a similar sample of people living in the parts of Västra Götaland outside the Gothenburg region.

Data contains personal data

No

Subject 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)

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Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (1999) Region i omvandling : SOM-undersökningen Västsverige 1998. SOM report no 23. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 91-973670-2-8.
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ISSN: 0284-4788
ISBN: 91-973670-2-8

Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (2007) Det våras för regionen. Västsverige 1998-2005. SOM report no. 40. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 978-91-89673-10-6.
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ISBN: 978-91-89673-10-6
ISSN: 0284-4788

Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (2004) Svensk samhällsorganisation i förändring : Västsverige vid millennieskiftet. SOM report no. 35. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 91-89673-05-0.
Swepub Libris SOM Institute publications Till lärosätets (gu) databas
ISBN: 91-89673-05-0
ISSN: 0284-4788

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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1998

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2008). <em>The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1998</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002467">https://doi.org/10.5878/002467</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 — 1999-01-28

Data collector: SIFO-Ronneby

Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire

Sample size: 5800

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

793

Number of individuals/objects

3487

Response rate/participation rate

65

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