The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2007

SND-ID: SND 0869

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

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

Väst-SOM 2007

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

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.

Purpose:

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

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

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.

Time period(s) investigated

2007-09–2008-02

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Kungsbacka Municipality, Västra Götaland County

Lowest geographic unit

Municipality

Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Publications

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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ISBN: 978-91-89673-15-1

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Dataset
The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2007

Version 1.0

Citation

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

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

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

Published: 2009-04-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06