The Sweden Count 2000

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.

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The Sweden Count 2000

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

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

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0949

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 September 1999.

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.

Language:

English

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1999-09-24 — 1999-09-26

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

Parish

Highest geographic unit:

Municipality

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Swedish parishes

Time Method:

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Publications

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Skog, M. (red.) (2001). Det religiösa Sverige: gudstjänst- och andaktsliv under ett veckoslut kring millennieskiftet. Örebro: Libris.
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Version 1.0:

2015-01-14 doi:10.5878/002580

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The Sweden Count 2000

The Sweden Count 2000

Citation:

Margareta Skog. Church of Sweden, Church of Sweden Research Unit (2015). The Sweden Count 2000. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002580

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.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1999-09-24 — 1999-09-26

Time period(s) investigated:

1999-09-24 — 1999-09-26

Variables:

14

Number of individuals/objects:

2087

Response rate/participation rate:

90%