ESS 1 - European Social Survey 2002, Sweden

SND-ID: SND 0889

This study is part of the collection ESS - European Social Survey

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Mikael Hjerm - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology


This survey is the Swedish part of the 2002 'European Social Survey ' (ESS), and is focusing on immigration and citizen involvement in particular as well as on media and social trust, politics, subjective well being, household characteristics and socio-demographics as well as human values which are part of the core model of ESS.


The European Social Survey (the ESS) is an academically-driven social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe's changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations.




Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Umeå University

Responsible department/unit

Department of Sociology

Funding 1

  • Funding agency: Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research

Funding 2

  • Funding agency: Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation

Funding 3

  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals born before 1 September 1987

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Single stage (without clustering) probability sampling. Fully random sample of individuals (equal probability selection) born before 1 September 1987.

The sampling frame is the register of the population, which includes all individuals living in Sweden. The register is updated continuously. Individuals that do not reside on the address stated in the register will be traced through the use of complementary registers. Individuals residing in the country illegally cannot be selected, but the proportion of such individuals is small in Sweden and is thus unlikely to cause any substantial bias. The sampling frame includes those living in institutions, since there is no way to filter them.

Time period(s) investigated

2002-09-23 – 2002-12-20

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

National area (NUTS2)

Highest geographic unit


Topic and keywords

Research area

Political behaviour and attitudes, SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND GROUPINGS, Social behaviour and attitudes, Social conditions and indicators, Cultural activities and participation, Cultural and national identity, Religion and values (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology, Political Science, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

ESS 1 - European Social Survey 2002, Sweden


Data were checked for logical coherence and for correct use of filter instructions, and edited via both individual and automatic corrections.

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Mikael Hjerm, Stefan Svallfors. Umeå University (2011). ESS 1 - European Social Survey 2002, Sweden. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Mikael Hjerm - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Time period(s) investigated

2002-09-23 – 2002-12-20

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2002-09-23–2002-12-20
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: ESS 2002 (Questionnaire)
  • Instrument: ESS1 Questionnaire (Structured questionnaire) - Main questionnaire and supplementary questionnaire as well as show cards
  • Sample size: 3000
  • Number of responses: 1999
  • Non response size: 1001
  • Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 168
  • Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 833
  • Source of the data: Population group



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Published: 2011-01-01
Last updated: 2020-08-27