The National SOM Survey Cumulative Dataset

Description:

In order to identify how the evolution of society affects Swedes’ attitudes and behaviour, the SOM Institute started its National SOM study in 1986. National SOM addresses three areas - society, opinions and mass media - and consists of a large number of questions related to politics, society, media and social background, but their areas of focus differ. Every year, the questionnaires are complemented with questions related to current events. Data is collected through postal questionnaires, and each survey is conducted under conditions as identical as possible to make the results from the different years comparable. The SOM Institute Cumulative Dataset contains data from the National SOM surveys from 1986. The data contains a selection of questions frequently asked over the years, focusing on time series. A general rule is that questions should have been asked at least three times.

Identifiers:

SND-ID:

Principal organisation:

Responsible department/unit:

Alternative title:

Super-Riks-SOM

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:

In order to identify how the evolution of society affects Swedes’ attitudes and behaviour, the SOM Institute started its National SOM study in 1986. National SOM addresses three areas - society, opinions and mass media - and consists of a large number of questions related to politics, society, media and social background, but their areas of focus differ. Every year, the questionnaires are complemented with questions related to current events. Data is collected through postal questionnaires, and each survey is conducted under conditions as identical as possible to make the results from the different years comparable. The SOM Institute Cumulative Dataset contains data from the National SOM surveys from 1986. The data contains a selection of questions frequently asked over the years, focusing on time series. A general rule is that questions should have been asked at least three times.

Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1986 — 2016

Data collection:

1986-10-14 — 1986-12-10 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Sample size: 2500

Number of responses: 1624

Non response size: 876

1987-10-14 — 1988-02-10 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Sample size: 2500

Number of responses: 1672

Non response size: 828

1988-10-12 — 1988-12-12 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Statistics Sweden

Sample size: 2500

Number of responses: 1643

Non response size: 857

1989-10-26 — 1990-02-08 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: IMU-Testologen AB

Sample size: 2500

Number of responses: 1578

Non response size: 922

1990-10-16 — 1991-01-23 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: IMU-Testologen AB

Sample size: 2500

Number of responses: 1582

Non response size: 918

1991-10-15 — 1992-01-28 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: IMU-Testologen AB

Sample size: 2500

Number of responses: 1573

Non response size: 927

1992-10-20 — 1992-12-22 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: SIFO-Ronneby

Sample size: 2800

Number of responses: 1889

Non response size: 911

1993-10-15 — 1994-01-20 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: SIFO-Ronneby

Sample size: 2800

Number of responses: 1857

Non response size: 943

1994-09-30 — 1995-01-18 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Gallup

Sample size: 2800

Number of responses: 1704

Non response size: 1096

1995-10-10 — 1996-01-25 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Temo

Sample size: 2900

Number of responses: 1777

Non response size: 1123

1996-09-30 — 1997-01-28 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Gallup

Sample size: 2841

Number of responses: 1779

Non response size: 1062

1997-10-06 — 1998-01-28 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Gallup

Sample size: 2800

Number of responses: 1754

Non response size: 1046

1998-09-30 — 1999-01-27 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: SIFO-Ronneby

Sample size: 5600

Number of responses: 3561

Non response size: 2039

1999-10-04 — 2000-01-18 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 5600

Number of responses: 3503

Non response size: 2097

2000-10-13 — 2001-02-15 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3546

Non response size: 2454

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 402

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 2052

2001-09-25 — 2002-02-12 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3638

Non response size: 2362

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 592

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 2040

2002-09-17 — 2003-02-10 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3609

Non response size: 2391

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 475

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 1916

2003-09-15 — 2004-02-17 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3675

Non response size: 2325

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 450

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 1876

2004-09-13 — 2005-02-04 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3612

Non response size: 2388

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 441

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 1947

2005-09-12 — 2006-02-14 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3499

Non response size: 2501

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 421

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 2080

2006-09-08 — 2007-02-15 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: ScandInfo Marketing Research

Sample size: 6050

Number of responses: 3336

Non response size: 2714

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 493

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 2221

2007-09-13 — 2008-02-11 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3435

Non response size: 2565

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 493

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 2221

2008-09-12 — 2009-02-10 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 3259

Non response size: 2761

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 423

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 2318

2009-09-11 — 2010-02-09 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: PFM Research

Sample size: 9000

Number of responses: 4926

Non response size: 4074

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 629

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 3445

2010-09-29 — 2011-02-15 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 9000

Number of responses: 5007

Non response size: 3993

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 707

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 3286

2011-09-16 — 2012-02-13 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 9000

Number of responses: 4720

Non response size: 4280

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 713

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 3567

2012-09-26 — 2013-02-21 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 12000

Number of responses: 6298

Non response size: 5702

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 903

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 4799

2013-09-13 — 2014-02-23 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 17000

Number of responses: 8406

Non response size: 8594

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 1127

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 7467

2014-09-19 — 2015-03-13 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 13600

Number of responses: 6876

Non response size: 6724

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 762

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 5962

2015-09-18 — 2016-03-24 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 17000

Number of responses: 8261

Non response size: 8739

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 907

Cause of non response — No contact throughout the fieldwork period: 7832

2016-09-28 — 2017-01-31 (Self-administered questionnaire)

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 20400

Number of responses: 9828

Non response size: 10572

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 1033

Cause of non response — No contact throughout the fieldwork period: 9539

Geographic location:

Lowest geographic unit:

Municipality

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in Sweden

Data origin:

Research data: Published

Kind of data format:

Numeric

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random
The Institute employs systematic probability sampling based on the Swedish population and address register SPAR.

Publications

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Weibull, L., Oscarsson, H. & Bergström, A. (eds.) (2012) I framtidens skugga : fyrtiotvå kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2011. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-24-3.
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Holmberg, Sören, Weibull, Lennart & Oscarsson, Henrik (eds.) (2011) Lycksalighetens ö: fyrtioen kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2010. SOM report no. 52. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-21-2.
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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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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2009) Svensk höst : Trettiofyra kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2008. SOM report no. 46. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 978-91-89673-16-8.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2008) Skilda världar : Trettioåtta kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2007. SOM report no. 44. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 978-91-89673-14-4.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2007) Det nya Sverige : trettiosju kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2006. SOM report 41. Göteborg: SOM institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-11-3.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2006) Du stora nya värld : trettiofyra kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2005. SOM report no. 39. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 91-89673-09-3.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2005) Lyckan kommer, lyckan går : trettio kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2004. SOM report no. 36. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-89673-05-9.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2004) Ju mer vi är tillsammans : tjugosju kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2003. SOM report no. 34. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-89673-04-2.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2003) Fåfängans marknad : SOM-undersökningen 2002. SOM report no. 33. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-89673-03-4.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2002) Det våras för politiken : trettiotvå artiklar om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2001. SOM report no. 30. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-973670-9-5.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2001) Land, Du välsignade? : SOM-undersökningen 2000. SOM report no. 26. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-973670-6-0.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2000) Det nya samhället : SOM-undersökningen 1999. SOM report no 24. Göteborg: SOM Insititute. ISBN 91-973670-3-6.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1999) Ljusnande framtid : SOM-undersökningen 1998. SOM report no. 22. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-973670-1-X .
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1998) Opinionssamhället : SOM-undersökningen 1997. SOM report no 20. Göteborg: SOM Institute : Univ. ISBN 91-972694-8-4.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1997) Ett missnöjt folk? : SOM-undersökningen 1996. SOM report no 18. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-972694-5-X.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1996) Mitt i nittiotalet : SOM-undersökningen 1995. SOM report no. 16. Göteborg: SOM Insititute. ISBN 91-972694-3-3.
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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1995) Det gamla riket : SOM-undersökningen 1994. SOM report no. 13. Göteborg: SOM Institute.
SOM Institute publications

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1994) Vägval : SOM-undersökningen 1993. SOM report no. 11. Göteborg: SOM Institute.
SOM Institute publications

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1993) Perspektiv på krisen : SOM-undersökningen 1992. SOM report no. 9. Göteborg: Department of Political Science and Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
SOM Institute publications

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1992) Trendbrott? : SOM-undersökningen 1991. SOM report no. 8. Göteborg: Department of Political Science and Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
SOM Institute publications

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1991) Åsikter om massmedier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 1990. SOM report no 7. Göteborg: Department of Political Science and Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
SOM Institute publications

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1991) Politiska opinioner : SOM-undersökningen 1990. SOM report no 6. Göteborg: Department of Political Science and Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
SOM Institute publications

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1990) Medier och opinion i Sverige : SOM-undersökningen 1989. SOM report no 5. Göteborg: Department of Political Science and Department of Journalism and Mass Communication.
SOM Institute publications

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1989) Åttiotal : Svensk opinion i empirisk belysning. SOM report no 4. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
SOM Institute publications

Björkqvist, Karin (1989) SOM-undersökningen 1988 : metod, frågeformulär, kodbok. SOM report no 3. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
SOM Institute publications

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1988) SOM-undersökningen 1987 : genomförande, deltagande, huvudresultat. SOM report no 2. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
SOM Institute publications

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (1987) SOM-undersökningen 1986 : genomföranda, deltagare, huvudresultat. SOM report no 1. Göteborg: Department of Political Science.
SOM Institute publications

Ohlsson, J., Oscarsson, H. & Solevid, M. (ed) (2016) Ekvilibrium : SOM-undersökningen 2015. Göteborg: SOM Institut. ISBN: 978-91-89673-35-9.
Libris SOM Institute publications

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Version 6.0:

2018-04-16 doi:10.5878/003010

Variable(s) added : ab200a-j, ga10ah, bb101a-g, ja12a-ja12b, cc11ap, ka901a, ed900h, le10f, fb212n, fc30b, fc30e

Data added : Data from National SOM 2016

Version 5.0:

2017-06-09 doi:10.5878/002896

Variable(s) added : cc11an, cc11ao

Data added : Data fron National SOM 2015

Version 4.0:

2016-07-07 doi:10.5878/002826

Variable(s) added

Data added : Data from National SOM 2014

Version 3.0:

2015-04-17 doi:10.5878/002635

Variable(s) added

Data added : Data from National SOM 2013

Version 2.0:

2014-04-24 doi:10.5878/001935

Variable(s) added : bb100a-l, fb212k-m, ga100a-g, jb100a-k, jb110a-t, je10j, je20k, je90k, jj100m-n, pinc2009, pinc2011

Data added : Data from National SOM 2012

Variable(s) removed : bb10z, bb10aa, bb10ab, ga10e, ga10n, ga10o, ga10t, ga10y, ga10ad, ha101i-j, ha900l, ha901b-d, hb900d, mc101g-o,r-s

Version 1.0:

2013-04-29 doi:10.5878/002091

The National SOM Survey Cumulative Dataset 1986-2016

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2018). The National SOM Survey Cumulative Dataset 1986-2016. Swedish National Data Service. Version 6.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/003010

Time period(s) investigated:

1986 — 2016

Variables:

1405

Number of individuals/objects:

111614