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The Class SOM Survey 2008

SND-ID: SND 0896

This study is part of the collection SOM - Special studies

Alternative title

Klass-SOM 2008

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


The Class SOM questionnaire consisted of typical SOM questions about politics, society, media and leisure habits but also a large set of work-related questions.
The study was carried out alongside National SOM 2008


The purpose of the survey is to explore working life and job conditions in Sweden



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute


  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council
  • Funding agency's reference number: 2007-2320
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in Sweden

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit


Topic and keywords

Research area

Media, LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT, Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology, Political Science, Media and Communications (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)


Oskarson, Maria,Bengtsson, Mattias & Berglund, Tomas (eds.) (2010). En fråga om klass: levnadsförhållanden, livsstil, politik. SOM report nr 49. Malmö: Liber. ISBN: 978-91-47-09507-0.
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ISBN: 978-91-47-09507-0

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The Class SOM Survey 2008

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2016). The Class SOM Survey 2008. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2008-09-19–2009-02-02
  • Data collector: Klangen försvarsmedia
  • Sample size: 4000
  • Number of responses: 2374
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Response rate/participation rate


Published: 2016-04-13
Last updated: 2019-02-05