The National SOM Survey 2008

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

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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Subject area

Energy and natural resources, Environment and conservation, International politics and organisations, Political behaviour and attitudes, Cultural activities and participation, Media, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0878

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 2008

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

... Show more..

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

2008

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

Data contains personal data

No

Subject area

Energy and natural resources, Environment and conservation, International politics and organisations, Political behaviour and attitudes, Cultural activities and participation, Media, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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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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ISBN: 978-91-89673-16-8
ISSN: 0284-4788

Waern, T. (2012) Fallande förtroende. En studie om allmänhetens förtroende för grundskolelärare.Studentuppsats vid Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Göteborgs universitet

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2011-02-24
https://doi.org/10.5878/002752

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Version 3.0

2011-01-03
https://doi.org/10.5878/001129

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Version 2.0

2010-10-04
https://doi.org/10.5878/001130

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Variable(s) added : Q15-16

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The National SOM Survey 2008

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). <em>The National SOM Survey 2008</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 3.1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002752">https://doi.org/10.5878/002752</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

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

Instrument: Semi-structured questionnaire

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3259

Non response size: 2761

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 2318

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 423

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

1013

Number of individuals/objects

3259

Response rate/participation rate

58

Published: 2010-04-01
Last updated: 2020-01-22