ISSP 2004 - Citizenship I: Sweden

SND-ID: SND 0815

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 2004 'International Social Survey Program' (ISSP), and it is the first ISSP-survey focusing on citizenship.

There are different opinions as to what it takes to be a good citizen and the respondents were asked to indicate on a scale 1 to 7 how important different behaviours are to make a good citizen. Respondents were also asked if different groups in society, such as religious extremists, people who want to overthrow the government by force, or people prejudiced against any racial or ethnic group, should be allowed to hold public meetings. Other questions dealt with different forms of political action that people can take. Respondents had to indicate whether they had signed a petition; boycotted or deliberately bought certain products; demonstrated; attended a political meeting; contacted a politician or civil servant to express a certain view; or joined an Internet political forum, in the past year or in a more distant past. If the respondent never had done an activity, they were asked if they might do it or would never under any circumstances do it. Re

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Umeå University

Responsible department/unit

Department of Sociology


  • Funding agency: Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation
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


Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Topic and keywords

Research area

Political behaviour and attitudes, International politics and organisations, Social welfare systems/structures, Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


Edlund, J., & Svallfors, S. (2004) ISSP 2004 - Citizenship I. Codebook for machine-readable datafile. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

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ISSP 2004 - Citizenship I: Sweden

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Jonas Edlund, Stefan Svallfors. Umeå University (2009). ISSP 2004 - Citizenship I: Sweden. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.1.

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Data format / data structure


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: 2004-02–2004-04
  • Data collector: Swedish Institute of Public Opinion Research
  • Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Response rate/participation rate


Published: 2005-01-01
Last updated: 2019-11-18