The National SOM Survey 2004

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This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

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Alternative title

Riks-SOM 2004

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


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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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute
Protection and ethical review

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Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15-85 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

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Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

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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.) (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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ISSN: 0284-4788
ISBN: 91-89673-06-9

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). <em>The National SOM Survey 2004</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href=""></a>

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

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 - No contact/refusal: 1947
  • Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 441
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 2006-01-01
Last updated: 2020-01-23