ISSP 2003 - National identity II: Sweden

SND-ID: SND 0805

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 is the Swedish part of the 2003 'International Social Survey Program' (ISSP), and it is the second time ISSP focuses on national identity. The questions on national consciousness and national identity include: Identification with the town, the city, the region, the nation and with the respective continent; most important characteristics for national identity; identification with one's own nation and national pride (scale); perceived pride in the democracy of the country, the political influence of the country in the world, the economic achievement, the social security system, the scientific achievements, the achievements in sports, the achievements in arts or literature, the armed forces, the history and equal rights of all social groups in society; preference for protective duty to support the national economy; attitude to the right of international institutions to enforce solutions to be accepted nationally; attitude to enforcing national interests regardless of evoking conflicts with other countries; rejection of acquisition of land by foreigners in one's country; preference for nation

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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 18-79 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

2003-01 – 2003-03

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

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Topic and keywords

Research area

Equality, inequality and social exclusion, Minorities, Cultural and national identity (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


Edlund, J., & Svallfors, S. (2003) ISSP 2003 - National Identity II. Codebook for machine-readable datafile. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

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ISSP 2003 - National identity II: Sweden

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Jonas Edlund, Stefan Svallfors. Umeå University (2009). ISSP 2003 - National identity 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: 2003-02–2003-04
  • Data collector: Swedish Institute of Public Opinion Research
  • Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 2004-01-01
Last updated: 2019-11-18