The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1998

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

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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.

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SND-ID: SND 0740

Alternative title:

Väst-SOM 1998

Purpose:

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

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.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1998-09 — 1999-01

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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.

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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.
Libris SOM Institute publications

Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (2004) Svensk samhällsorganisation i förändring : Västsverige vid millennieskiftet. SOM report no. 35. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 91-89673-05-0.
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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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Version 1.0:

2008-04-21 doi:10.5878/002467

The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1998

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2008). The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1998. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002467

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

Sample size: 5800

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

793

Number of individuals/objects:

3487

Response rate/participation rate:

65%