The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2007

This study is part of the collection The Regional Western Sweden SOM survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Description:

Western SOM has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0869

Alternative title:

Väst-SOM 2007

Purpose:

Study attitudes and behaviors that are linked to local and regional issues and phenomena

Description:

Western SOM has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2007-09 — 2008-02

Geographic spread:

Lowest geographic unit:

Municipality

Highest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 15-85 years and residing in the county of Västra Götaland or Kungsbacka municipality

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random
Western SOM 2007 was conducted as a survey based on one sample, but with two different questionnaires: one aimed at the inhabitants of Gothenburg and the surrounding municipalities (equivalent to the old Western SOM area) and another to residents living in the remaining parts of Västra Götaland.

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Nilsson, Lennart & Johansson, Susanne (eds.) (2009) Att bygga, att bo, att leva: en bok om Västra Götaland. SOM report no. 45. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-15-1.
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Version 1.0:

2009-04-01 doi:10.5878/002414

The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2007

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2009). The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2007. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002414

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2007-09-28 — 2008-02-13

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3420

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

625

Number of individuals/objects:

3420