ESS 7 - European Social Survey 2014, Sweden

SND-ID: SND 0988

This study is part of the collection ESS - European Social Survey

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Mikael Hjerm - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Filip Fors Connolly - Umeå University, Department of Sociology


This survey is the Swedish part of the 2014 'European Social Survey ' (ESS), and is focusing on democracy and personal and social well-being. The survey also includes data on media and social trust, politics, subjective well-being, household characteristics and socio-demographics as well as human values as part of the core module of ESS.


The European Social Survey (the ESS) is an academically-driven social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe's changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations.




Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Umeå University

Responsible department/unit

Department of Sociology


  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council
  • Funding agency's reference number: 2011-5706
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15 years or older

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Sampling frame used is the register of the population, which includes all individuals living in Sweden. The register is updated continuously. Individuals that do not reside on the address stated in the register will be traced through the use of complimentary registers. The sampling frame includes those living in institutions, since there is no way to filter them. Sampling procedure is one-stage equal probability sample without clustering. Fully random sample of individuals (equal probability selection) born before 15 years + at start of survey.

Time period(s) investigated


Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

National area (NUTS2)

Highest geographic unit


Topic and keywords

Research area

Media, Employment, Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections, Social and occupational mobility, Gender and gender roles, Family life and marriage, Social behaviour and attitudes, Religion and values (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

ESS 7 - European Social Survey 2014, Sweden

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Mikael Hjerm, Filip Fors Connolly. Umeå University (2015). ESS 7 - European Social Survey 2014, Sweden. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Mikael Hjerm - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Filip Fors Connolly - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Time period(s) investigated

2014-08-01 – 2015-01-30

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2014-08-01–2015-01-30
  • Data collector: Ipsos
  • Instrument: ESS 7 Main Questionnaire (Structured questionnaire)
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 2015-12-14
Last updated: 2020-08-27