The National SOM survey 2014

Abstract:

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.

Study number:

Principal organisation:

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 2014

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.

Abstract:

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.

Time period(s) investigated:

2014

Collection events:

2014-09-19 — 2015-03-13 (Self-administered questionnaire: paper)

Data collector: Kinnmark

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

Instrument:

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

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

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

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

Geographic location:

Lowest geographic unit:

Municipality

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Universe/Population:

Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in Sweden

Data origin:

Population group

Kind of data format:

Numeric

Sampling procedure:

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

Publications

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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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Version 1.0:

2016-03-31 doi:10.5878/002814

The National SOM survey 2014

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2016). The National SOM survey 2014. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002814

Variables:

806

Number of individuals/objects:

6876

Response rate:

51% (brutto) / 54% (netto)

Languages:

Data: Swedish
Questionnaire: Swedish
Codebook: Swedish
Method description: Swedish