The National SOM Survey 2002

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

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Description:

Since 1986 the SOM-institute has been carrying out an annual nation-wide survey of Swedish opinions. This is accordingly the seventeenth 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. Since 1998 the survey 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.

Both questionnaires in National SOM 2002 include nine different subject fields. A large number of the questions are common for both questionnaires, hence they can be studied with double sample size. Both questionnaires include the subject fields: politics and society; posse

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Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 2002

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.

Description:

Since 1986 the SOM-institute has been carrying out an annual nation-wide survey of Swedish opinions. This is accordingly the seventeenth 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. Since 1998 the survey 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.

Both questionnaires in National SOM 2002 include nine different subject fields. A large number of the questions are common for both questionnaires, hence they can be studied with double sample size. Both questionnaires include the subject fields: politics and society; posse

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2002

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

Municipality

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 15-85 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Publications

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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2003) Fåfängans marknad : SOM-undersökningen 2002. SOM report no. 33. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-89673-03-4.
Libris SOM Institute publications

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

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Version 1.0:

2011-01-14 doi:10.5878/002337

The National SOM Survey 2002

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). The National SOM Survey 2002. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002337

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2002-09-17 — 2003-02-10

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3609

Non response size: 2391

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 475

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 1916

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

1153

Number of individuals/objects:

3609

Response rate/participation rate:

65%