The Sweden Count 2000

SND-ID: SND 0949

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Margareta Skog - Church of Sweden, Church of Sweden Research Unit

Description

The data file belonging to this study contains information about participation in services and worships at approximately 5,900 congregations, corps and religious groups across Sweden during the weekend of 24 - 26 September 1999. The survey was sent to roughly 6,500 congregations, corps and groups and a response rate of around 90% was thus reached. Well over half a million participations were registered during the weekend, in communities spanning over Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Bahá'í, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and "new movements" including New Age movements, Neopaganism, Neo-Hindu movements, the Church of Scientology etc. Four pieces of information were gathered: 1) day and time of the religious activity, 3) type of religious activity, 3) number of participants, 4) whether the activity was ecumenical or not.

Purpose:

What did religious Sweden look like just before the turn of the millennium 2000? Answering this question was the purpose of the Sweden Count 2000. More specifically, the study examines the number of visits to congregations and religious societies during a weekend of Septemb

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Language

English

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Lund University

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Population

Swedish parishes

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Time period(s) investigated

1999-09-24–1999-09-26

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

Parish

Highest geographic unit

Municipality

Publications

Skog, M. (red.) (2001). Det religiösa Sverige: gudstjänst- och andaktsliv under ett veckoslut kring millennieskiftet. Örebro: Libris.
Google Books Library of Congress Libris
ISBN: 9789171954220

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Dataset
The Sweden Count 2000

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Associated documentation

Description

The dataset contains a data file with information on the number of visits to congregations and religious societies in Sweden during the weekend of 24th - 26th September 1999.

Version 1.0

Citation

Margareta Skog. Lund University, Church of Sweden Research Unit (2015). <em>The Sweden Count 2000</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002580">https://doi.org/10.5878/002580</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Margareta Skog - Church of Sweden, Church of Sweden Research Unit

Time period(s) investigated

1999-09-24–1999-09-26

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1999-09-24–1999-09-26

Variables

14

Number of individuals/objects

2087

Response rate/participation rate

90

Published: 2015-01-19
Last updated: 2021-04-26