The National SOM Survey 2012

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

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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

Energy and natural resources, Environment and conservation, International politics and organisations, Political behaviour and attitudes, Cultural activities and participation, Specific social services: use and availability, Media, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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

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

Energy and natural resources, Environment and conservation, International politics and organisations, Political behaviour and attitudes, Cultural activities and participation, Specific social services: use and availability, Media, Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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.
Libris Swepub SOM Institute publications Institutional Repository
ISBN: 9789189673274

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Version 1.0

The National SOM Survey 2012

Suggested citation

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2014). <em>The National SOM Survey 2012</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/001872">https://doi.org/10.5878/001872</a>

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

Instrument: National-4: Economy and Welfare (Questionnaire)

Instrument: National-1: Politics and Society (Questionnaire)

Instrument: National-3: Life style and Health (Questionnaire)

Instrument: National-2: Media and Culture (Questionnaire)

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

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