The municipal and county council survey (KOLFU) 2008

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

Abstract:

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.

Study number:

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

Principal organisation:

Purpose:

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

Abstract:

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.

Time period(s) investigated:

2008 — 2009

Geographic location:

Geographic description:

Swedish municipalities and counties

Lowest geographic unit:

Country

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Universe/Population:

Members of the Swedish municipal and county councils

Kind of data:

Kind of data format:

Numeric

Time Method/Study design:

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Funding Agency:

Swedish Research Council —421-2005-1350

Citation requirement:

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

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Version 1.0:

2015-11-26 doi:10.5878/002746

The municipal and county council survey (KOLFU) 2008

Citation:

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

Kind of data:

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.

Time period(s) investigated:

2008 — 2009

Variables:

260

Number of individuals/objects:

9890

Response rate:

69

Languages:

Data: Swedish
Questionnaire: Swedish
Codebook: Swedish