The municipal and county council survey (KOLFU) 2008

SND-ID: SND 0984

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

David Karlsson - University of Gothenburg, School of Public Administration

Anders Sundell - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Description

KOLFU is a survey addressed to all members of Sweden's 20 county councils and 290 municipal councils (a total of about 13 500 people). KOLFU was conducted for the first time in 2008-2009 (KOLFU 2008). The actual number of respondents was 9 890.

KOLFU 2008 was conducted by a research team at the University of Gothenburg, while the company Detector AB was responsible for the fieldwork. The survey was conducted as part of the project "Politiker tycker om demokrati". The research team consisted of Mikael Gilljam (project manager), David Karlsson and Anders Sundell. KOLFU includes questions on the representatives' social background, their opinions on political issues, their view on the rules of democracy and the political process in their own municipality and county council.

The results from KOLFU 2008 are presented in the book "Politik på hemmaplan. Tiotusen fullmäktigeledamöter tycker om politik och demokrati" (Gilljam, et al., 2010a), among others.

Purpose:

The municipal and county council survey (KOLFU) 2008 aims to study Swedish local and regional political representatives' attitudes on de

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Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg

Funding

  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council
  • Funding agency’s reference number: 421-2005-1350
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Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Members of the Swedish municipal and county councils

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Time period(s) investigated

2008–2009

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Swedish municipalities and counties

Lowest geographic unit

Country

Highest geographic unit

Country

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Source: The municipal and county council survey (KOLFU) 2008
Reference: Gilljam, Karlsson & Sundell: Politik på hemmaplan. Tiotusen fullmäktigeledamöter tycker om politik och demokrati. Stockholm: SKL Kommentus
Dataset
The municipal and county council survey (KOLFU) 2008

Associated documentation

Version 1.0

Citation

Mikael Gilljam, David Karlsson, Anders Sundell. University of Gothenburg (2015). <em>The municipal and county council survey (KOLFU) 2008</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002746">https://doi.org/10.5878/002746</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Mikael Gilljam - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

David Karlsson - University of Gothenburg, School of Public Administration

Anders Sundell - University of Gothenburg, Department of Political Science

Time period(s) investigated

2008–2009

Collection methodology

KOLFU is a survey addressed to all members of Sweden's 20 counties and 290 municipalities (a total of about 13 500 people). KOLFU was conducted for the first time in 2008-2009 (KOLFU 2008). The actual number of respondents was 9 890. KOLFU 2008 was conducted by a research team at the University of Gothenburg, while the company Detector AB was responsible for the fieldwork. The survey was conducted as part of the project "Politiker tycker om demokrati". The research team consisted of Mikael Gilljam (project manager), David Karlsson and Anders Sundell. KOLFU includes questions on the representatives' social background, their opinions on political issues, their view on the rules of democracy and the political process in their own municipality and county council.

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Interview
  • Description of the mode of collection: KOLFU is a survey addressed to all members of Sweden's 20 counties and 290 municipalities (a total of about 13 500 people). KOLFU was conducted for the first time in 2008-2009 (KOLFU 2008). The actual number of respondents was 9 890. KOLFU 2008 was conducted by a research team at the University of Gothenburg, while the company Detector AB was responsible for the fieldwork. The survey was conducted as part of the project ""Politiker tycker om demokrati"". The research team consisted of Mikael Gilljam (project manager), David Karlsson and Anders Sundell. KOLFU includes questions on the representatives' social background, their opinions on political issues, their view on the rules of democracy and the political process in their own municipality and county council.
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2008–2009
  • Data collector: Detector Corp.
  • Sample size: 13500
  • Number of responses: 9890
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

260

Number of individuals/objects

9890

Response rate/participation rate

69

Published: 2015-11-26
Last updated: 2020-01-17