The National SOM Survey 2003

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Description

Since 1986 the SOM-institute has been carrying out an annual nation-wide survey of Swedish opinions. This is accordingly the eighteenth 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.
The questionnaire on politics include twelve different subject fields: news; politics and society; Sweden and the surrounding world; mass media, the internet, and possession of technical equipment; society, public service and democracy; consumption and society; knowledge and

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Subject area

Media, Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0813

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 2003

Description

Since 1986 the SOM-institute has been carrying out an annual nation-wide survey of Swedish opinions. This is accordingly the eighteenth 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.
The questionnaire on politics include twelve different subject fields: news; politics and society; Sweden and the surrounding world; mass media, the internet, and possession of technical equipment; society, public service and democracy; consumption and society; knowledge and

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Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

2003

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
Tre parallel nationally representative sub-surveys based on a sample of 3000 individuals each

Data contains personal data

No

Subject area

Media, Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Berg O. (2008) Attityder kring kärnkraft i Sverige : en studie av förändringar i attityder från folkomröstningen 1980 fram till år 2006. C-uppsats, Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet

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

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2004) Ju mer vi är tillsammans : tjugosju kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2003. SOM report no. 34. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-89673-04-2.
Swepub Libris SOM Institute publications Till lärosätets (gu) databas
ISSN: 0284-4788
ISBN: 91-89673-04-2

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The National SOM Survey 2003

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). <em>The National SOM Survey 2003</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002336">https://doi.org/10.5878/002336</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003-09-15 — 2004-02-17

Data collector: Kinnmark

Instrument: Merged questionnaire (1-2) (Questionnaire)

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3675

Non response size: 2325

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 450

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 1876

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

1006

Number of individuals/objects

3675

Response rate/participation rate

66

Published: 2005-03-30
Last updated: 2020-01-23