The National SOM Survey 2012

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

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

Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0937

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 2012

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, 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

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
Four parallel nationally representative sub-surveys based on a sample of 3000 individuals each

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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Version 1.0:

2014-04-22 doi:10.5878/001872

The National SOM Survey 2012

Citation:

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

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 — Respondent unable to participate: 903

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 4799

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

992

Number of individuals/objects:

6298

Response rate/participation rate:

52% (brutto) / 57% (netto)