The National SOM Survey 2006

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 twentyfirst 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.

In 2006 approximately one fourth 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 ten different subject fields: news and media; politics, society and democracy; Sweden's relations to the surrounding world; possession of technical equipment and internet; society and public service; environment a

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Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0853

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 2006

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 twentyfirst 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.

In 2006 approximately one fourth 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 ten different subject fields: news and media; politics, society and democracy; Sweden's relations to the surrounding world; possession of technical equipment and internet; society and public service; environment a

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2006

Instrument:

Merged questionnaire (1-2) (Questionnaire)

Questionnaire 1 (politics) (Questionnaire)

Questionnaire 2 (mass media) (Questionnaire)

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.) (2007) Det nya Sverige : trettiosju kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2006. SOM report 41. Göteborg: SOM institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-11-3.
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Version 1.0:

2011-01-14 doi:10.5878/002330

The National SOM Survey 2006

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). The National SOM Survey 2006. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002330

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2006-09-08 — 2007-02-15

Data collector: ScandInfo Marketing Research

Sample size: 6050

Number of responses: 3336

Non response size: 2714

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 493

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 2221

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

843

Number of individuals/objects:

3336

Response rate/participation rate:

60%