The National SOM Survey 2012

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

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, opinion and mass media – and consists of several parallel surveys. All surveys include a large number of questions related to politics, society, media and social background, but their areas of focus differ. In 2012, the following questionnaires are distributed: Sweden 1 focusing on politics and society; Sweden 2 focusing on media and culture; Sweden 3 focusing on life style and health; Sweden 4 focusing on economy and welfare

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.

Subject area:

Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)
media, environment and conservation, energy and natural resources, political behaviour and attitudes, international politics and organisations, specific social services: use and availability, cultural activities and participation, leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0937

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 2012

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, opinion and mass media – and consists of several parallel surveys. All surveys include a large number of questions related to politics, society, media and social background, but their areas of focus differ. In 2012, the following questionnaires are distributed: Sweden 1 focusing on politics and society; Sweden 2 focusing on media and culture; Sweden 3 focusing on life style and health; Sweden 4 focusing on economy and welfare

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.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2012

Instrument:

National-1: Politics and Society (Questionnaire)

National-2: Media and Culture (Questionnaire)

National-3: Life style and Health (Questionnaire)

National-4: Economy and Welfare (Questionnaire)

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

Municipality

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Systematic random

Subject area:

Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)
media, environment and conservation, energy and natural resources, political behaviour and attitudes, international politics and organisations, specific social services: use and availability, cultural activities and participation, leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Publications

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Weibull, L., Oscarsson, H. & Bergström, A. (red.) (2013) Vägskäl : fyrtiotre kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2012. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-27-4.
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ISBN: 9789189673274

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Version 1.0:

2014-04-22 doi:10.5878/001872

The National SOM Survey 2012

Suggested citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute. University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2014). The National SOM Survey 2012. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/001872

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2012-09-26 — 2013-02-21

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 12000

Number of responses: 6298

Non response size: 5702

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 4799

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 903

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

992

Number of individuals/objects:

6298

Response rate/participation rate:

52% (brutto) / 57% (netto)

Published: 2014-04-01
Last updated: 2020-01-22