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The Regional Värmland SOM Survey 2014

SND-ID: SND 0992

This study is part of the collection The Regional Värmland SOM survey

Alternative title

Värmlands-SOM 2014

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


In 2014 the SOM Institute carried out the second SOm survey in the county of Värmland. The focus is issues of public services, regional development and media habits. The study also touches on topics such as the relationship to Norway and the opinion on local transport projects.
The questionnaire consists of eight coherent subject fields: news and media; politics and democracy; society and public service; interests and activities; housing; elections in 2014; working life; and background questions.
SOM in Värmland designed in collaboration with Karlstad University.


Study attitudes and behaviours that are linked to local and regional issues and phenomena



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-85 years residing in the county of Värmland

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

2014-09 – 2015-02

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Värmland County

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Topic and keywords

Research area

Media, Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

The Regional Värmland SOM Survey 2014

Associated documentation

Version 1.0


University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2016). The Regional Värmland SOM Survey 2014. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2014-09-19–2015-02-04
  • Data collector: Kinnmark
  • Sample size: 3000
  • Number of responses: 1420
  • Non response size: 1580
  • Source of the data: Population group



Number of individuals/objects


Published: 2016-03-31
Last updated: 2019-02-06