The National SOM Survey 2009

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 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.

Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0888

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 2009

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 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.

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

Publications

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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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Version 1.0:

2011-04-01 doi:10.5878/002327

The National SOM Survey 2009

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2011). The National SOM Survey 2009. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002327

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)