The National SOM Survey 2008

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 2008 is accordingly the twenty-third 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 2008 one fourth of the questions asked in the two questionnaires are common for both sam

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Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0878

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 2008

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 2008 is accordingly the twenty-third 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 2008 one fourth of the questions asked in the two questionnaires are common for both sam

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2008

Instrument:

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
Two parallel nationally representative sub-surveys based on a sample of 3000 individuals each

Publications

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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2009) Svensk höst : Trettiofyra kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2008. SOM report no. 46. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 978-91-89673-16-8.
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Version 3.1:

2011-02-24 doi:10.5878/002752

Metadata enriched

Version 3.0:

2011-01-03 doi:10.5878/001129

Variable(s) added

Version 2.0:

2010-10-04 doi:10.5878/001130

Variable(s) added : Q15-16

Variable(s) removed

Version 1.0:

2010-03-04 doi:10.5878/001128

The National SOM Survey 2008

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). The National SOM Survey 2008. Swedish National Data Service. Version 3.1. https://doi.org/10.5878/002752

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2008-09-12 — 2009-02-10

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3259

Non response size: 2761

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 423

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 2318

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

1013

Number of individuals/objects:

3259

Response rate/participation rate:

58%