ESS 2 - European Social Survey 2004, Sweden

SND-ID: SND 0890

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 2004 'European Social Survey ' (ESS), and is focusing on health and care seeking, economic morality and work, family and well-being. The survey also includes data on media and social trust, politics, subjective well being, household characteristics and socio-demographics as well as human values as part of the core module 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: Swedish Research Council

Funding 3

  • Funding agency: Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals born before 1 September 1989

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Single stage (without clustering) probability sampling. Fully random sample of individuals (equal probability selection) born before 1 September 1989.

Sampling frame:

For selection of individuals: The sampling frame is the register of the population, which includes all individuals living in Sweden. The frame is extremely well suited for this kind of sampling due to the full coverage of the total population.

Updating: 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 can, naturally, not 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

2004-09-04 – 2005-01-19

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

National area (NUTS2)

ESS 2 - European Social Survey 2004, Sweden

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Mikael Hjerm, Stefan Svallfors. Umeå University (2011). ESS 2 - European Social Survey 2004, 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

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2004-09-04–2005-01-19
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Population group



Number of individuals/objects


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