Welfare state survey 1997

This study is part of the collection Welfare surveys

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Description:

This survey, inquiring the Swedish people's attitudes towards the public sector and the taxes, is a follow-up of two earlier surveys conducted in 1986 and 1992. A number of questions are also similar to those put in the 1996 ISSP-survey. In the survey respondents had to give their opinion on public expences and social services: if they wanted the amount of tax money spent on a number of different areas to increase, decrease or to be kept unchanged; how to finance education, medical service, child care and care of the elderly; and best suited to take care of education, medical service, child care, care of elderly, and social welfare. Furthermore, the respondents had to state how to distribute the responsibility for financing social insurances between the individual and the public sector; how common they believe it to be that social security benefits and social care services are misused; and how well the public sector manage to maintain different services. Respondents also had to report their own as well as their family´s and friends´ experiences of social services during the last three years. O

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Responsible department/unit:

Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0792

Alternative title:

Åsikter om den offentliga sektorn och skatterna 1997

Description:

This survey, inquiring the Swedish people's attitudes towards the public sector and the taxes, is a follow-up of two earlier surveys conducted in 1986 and 1992. A number of questions are also similar to those put in the 1996 ISSP-survey. In the survey respondents had to give their opinion on public expences and social services: if they wanted the amount of tax money spent on a number of different areas to increase, decrease or to be kept unchanged; how to finance education, medical service, child care and care of the elderly; and best suited to take care of education, medical service, child care, care of elderly, and social welfare. Furthermore, the respondents had to state how to distribute the responsibility for financing social insurances between the individual and the public sector; how common they believe it to be that social security benefits and social care services are misused; and how well the public sector manage to maintain different services. Respondents also had to report their own as well as their family´s and friends´ experiences of social services during the last three years. O

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1997-09-01 — 1997-11-03

Instrument:

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 18-76 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Publications

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Hjerm, M., & Svallfors, S. (1998) Åsikter om skatter och offentliga sektorn 1997 : kodbok for maskinläsbar datafil. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

Eger, M A. Even in Sweden: The effect of immigration on support for welfare state spending. Studentarbete vid Department of Sociology, University of Washington

Grape, L. (2009) En sjukförsäkring som ger trygghet? Om tilltro till försäkringen och åsikter om den. Arbetslivsenheten, Landsorganisationen i Sverige
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Version 1.0:

2007-05-24 doi:10.5878/002650

Welfare state survey 1997

Suggested citation:

Jonas Edlund, Stefan Svallfors. Umeå University, Department of Sociology (2007). Welfare state survey 1997. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002650

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jonas Edlund - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1997-09-01 — 1997-11-03

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

121

Number of individuals/objects:

1191

Response rate/participation rate:

66,8 (viktad)

Published: 2003-01-01