The National SOM Survey 2004

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Description:

Since 1986 the SOM-institute has been carrying out an annual nation-wide survey of Swedish opinions. This is accordingly the nineteenth 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; the surrounding world; media and possession of technical equipment; journalism and society; society, public service and democracy; animals and nature; knowledge and society; en

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0827

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 2004

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 nineteenth 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; the surrounding world; media and possession of technical equipment; journalism and society; society, public service and democracy; animals and nature; knowledge and society; en

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2004

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.) (2005) Lyckan kommer, lyckan går : trettio kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2004. SOM report no. 36. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-89673-05-9.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2004) Swedish Trends 1986-2004. Göteborg: SOM Institute.

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Version 1.0:

2011-01-14 doi:10.5878/001180

The National SOM Survey 2004

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). The National SOM Survey 2004. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001180

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2004-09-13 — 2005-02-04

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3612

Non response size: 2388

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 441

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 1947

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

1003

Number of individuals/objects:

3612