The National SOM Survey 2009

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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 2009 is accordingly the twenty-fourth 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 three different mail questionnaires. One fifth of the questions asked in the three questionnaires are common for both samples, for example questions about media habits, political attitudes, leisure activities, and social background.

Purpose:

The main purpose is to establish time series that enable researchers to analyse how various changes in society affect p

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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 0888

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 2009

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 2009 is accordingly the twenty-fourth 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 three different mail questionnaires. One fifth of the questions asked in the three questionnaires are common for both samples, for example questions about media habits, political attitudes, leisure activities, and social background.

Purpose:

The main purpose is to establish time series that enable researchers to analyse how various changes in society affect p

... Show more..

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

2009

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
Three 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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Publications

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2010) Nordiskt ljus : 37 kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2009. SOM report no. 50. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 978-91-89673-19-9.
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ISSN: 0284-4788
ISBN: 978-91-89673-19-9

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The National SOM Survey 2009

Citation

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). <em>The National SOM Survey 2009</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002327">https://doi.org/10.5878/002327</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: 2009-09-11 — 2010-02-09

Data collector: PFM Research

Sample size: 9000

Number of responses: 4926

Non response size: 4074

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 629

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 3445

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

939

Number of individuals/objects

4926

Response rate/participation rate

55% (brutto) / 59% (netto)

Published: 2011-04-01
Last updated: 2020-01-22