The National SOM Survey 2007

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 - the National SOM - in order to identify the Swedish public's habits and attitudes on the topics of society, politics and media. National SOM 2007 is accordingly the twentysecond survey in this series.
The SOM-institute is a collaboration between three departments/institutes at Göteborg University: the Institute for Journalism and Mass Communication, the Department of Political Science, and the Center for Public Sector Research (CEFOS). A number of research projects are involved in the National SOM - most from one of these three institutions, but also external projects are involved.
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 life style. The data collection is carried out in parallel and under identical conditions.
In 2007 approximately one fifth of the questions asked in the two questionnaires are common f

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Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0868

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 2007

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 - the National SOM - in order to identify the Swedish public's habits and attitudes on the topics of society, politics and media. National SOM 2007 is accordingly the twentysecond survey in this series.
The SOM-institute is a collaboration between three departments/institutes at Göteborg University: the Institute for Journalism and Mass Communication, the Department of Political Science, and the Center for Public Sector Research (CEFOS). A number of research projects are involved in the National SOM - most from one of these three institutions, but also external projects are involved.
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 life style. The data collection is carried out in parallel and under identical conditions.
In 2007 approximately one fifth of the questions asked in the two questionnaires are common f

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2007

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.) (2008) Skilda världar : Trettioåtta kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2007. SOM report no. 44. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 978-91-89673-14-4.
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Version 2.0:

2011-01-05 doi:10.5878/002329

Version 1.0:

2009-03-09 doi:10.5878/002328

The National SOM Survey 2007

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). The National SOM Survey 2007. Swedish National Data Service. Version 2.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002329

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2007-09-13 — 2008-02-11

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3435

Non response size: 2565

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 511

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 2054

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

931

Number of individuals/objects:

3435

Response rate/participation rate:

57% (brutto) / 63% (netto)