ISSP 2000 - Environment II: Sweden

SND-ID: SND 0753

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology


This survey is the Swedish part of the 2000 'International Social Survey Program'. ISSP is an ongoing program of cross-national collaboration. Formed in 1983, the group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. The topic of year 2000 was 'Environment', and this was the second survey exploring this topic. The initial survey on this topic was in 1993, a year before the first Swedish ISSP survey. The topic was explored a third time in 2010 (SND 0887), hence the second time in Sweden.

In this survey the respondents were asked to comment on various topics regarding nature and the environment, including the role of science and scientific solutions to environmental problems and protection of the environment through higher prices of goods, higher taxes or cuts in the standard of living. In addition, respondents were asked to estimate the effects of air pollution, pesticicides and chemicals used in farming, and modifications of genes of certain crops on themselves, their families, and the environment. Additional information was

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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 17-79 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

2001-01-01 – 2001-03-31

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Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

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Topic and keywords

Research area

Environment and conservation, Energy and natural resources, Social welfare systems/structures (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


Särkimukka, J., Edlund, J., & Svallfors, S. (2001) ISSP 2000 - Åsikter om miljön. Kodbok för maskinläsbar datafil. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

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Jonas Edlund, Stefan Svallfors. Umeå University (2009). ISSP 2000 - Environment II: Sweden. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1999-01–2000-03
  • Data collector: Swedish Institute of Public Opinion Research
  • Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 2001-01-01
Last updated: 2019-11-18