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The Global Swedes Abroad SOM Survey 2014

SND-ID: SND 0995

This study is part of the collection SOM - Special studies

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


In the autumn of 2014 the first SOM survey aimed at Swedes living abroad, was conducted. The SOM survey to expatriates focus, like the National SOM surveys, on three themes - society, public opinion and mass media. The survey was answered by 2668 people in 103 countries.
Research Director was Maria Solevid.


The main purpose is to examine the habits, values and opinions of Swedish expatriates.



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Protection and ethical review

Ethics Review


Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Swedish citizens aged 18-75 years deregistered from the Swedish Tax Agency population register due a move abroad

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified
Disproportionate stratified random sample

Time period(s) investigated

2014-09 – 2015-01

Geographic coverage

Maria Solevid (ed) (2016) Svenska utlandsröster : SOM-undersökningen till utlandssvenskar 2014. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-34-2
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ISBN: 9789189673342

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The Global Swedes Abroad SOM Survey 2014

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2016). The Global Swedes Abroad 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

Time period(s) investigated

2014-09-27 – 2015-01-30

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Web-based interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2014-09-27–2015-01-30
  • Data collector: University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute
  • Sample size: 10000
  • Source of the data: Population group



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Published: 2016-04-13
Last updated: 2019-02-05