The National SOM Survey 2014

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Description

In order to identify how the evolution of society affects Swedes’ attitudes and behaviour, the SOM Institute started its National SOM study in 1986. National SOM addresses three areas - society, opinion and mass media - and consists of several parallel surveys. All surveys include a large number of questions related to politics, society, media and social background, but their areas of focus differ. In 2014, the following questionnaires are distributed: Sweden 1 focusing on society and politics; Sweden 2 focusing on media and news coverage; Sweden 3 focusing on culture, life style and health; Sweden 4 focusing on economy and welfare.

Purpose:

The main purpose is to establish time series that enable researchers to analyse how various changes in society affect people's attitudes and behaviour.

Subject area

POLITICS, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, Energy and natural resources, International politics and organisations, Political behaviour and attitudes, Social welfare policy, Cultural activities and participation, HEALTH, General health and well-being, Leisure, tourism and sport, SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SYSTEMS (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Responsible department/unit

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0990

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 2014

Description

In order to identify how the evolution of society affects Swedes’ attitudes and behaviour, the SOM Institute started its National SOM study in 1986. National SOM addresses three areas - society, opinion and mass media - and consists of several parallel surveys. All surveys include a large number of questions related to politics, society, media and social background, but their areas of focus differ. In 2014, the following questionnaires are distributed: Sweden 1 focusing on society and politics; Sweden 2 focusing on media and news coverage; Sweden 3 focusing on culture, life style and health; Sweden 4 focusing on economy and welfare.

Purpose:

The main purpose is to establish time series that enable researchers to analyse how various changes in society affect people's attitudes and behaviour.

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

2014

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

Municipality

Highest geographic unit

Country

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Four randomised sub samples of 3400 individuals each

Data contains personal data

No

Subject area

POLITICS, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, Energy and natural resources, International politics and organisations, Political behaviour and attitudes, Social welfare policy, Cultural activities and participation, HEALTH, General health and well-being, Leisure, tourism and sport, SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SYSTEMS (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Publications

Bergström, A., Johansson, B., Oscarsson, H. & Oskarsson, M. (eds.) (2015) Fragment : SOM-undersökningen 2014. Göteborg: SOM institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-32-8.
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ISBN: 9789189673328

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The National SOM Survey 2014

Citation

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2016). <em>The National SOM Survey 2014</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002814">https://doi.org/10.5878/002814</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2014-09-19 — 2015-03-13

Data collector: Kinnmark

Instrument: Questionnaire National-2: Media and News Coverage (Structured questionnaire)

Instrument: Questionnaire National-1: Society and Politics (Structured questionnaire)

Instrument: Questionnaire National-3: Culture, Life Style and Health (Structured questionnaire)

Instrument: Questionnaire National-4: Economy and Welfare (Structured questionnaire)

Sample size: 13600

Number of responses: 6876

Non response size: 6724

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 762

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 5962

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

806

Number of individuals/objects

6876

Response rate/participation rate

51% (brutto) / 54% (netto)

Published: 2016-03-31
Last updated: 2019-10-18