The National SOM Survey 2015

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

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 2015, the following questionnaires are distributed: Questionnaire 1 focusing on society and politics; Questionnaire 2 focusing on news and media; Questionnaire 3 focusing on life style and health; Questionnaire 4 focusing on economy and welfare. Questionnaire 5 is shorter than the other.

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1018

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 2015

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.

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 2015, the following questionnaires are distributed: Questionnaire 1 focusing on society and politics; Questionnaire 2 focusing on news and media; Questionnaire 3 focusing on life style and health; Questionnaire 4 focusing on economy and welfare. Questionnaire 5 is shorter than the other.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

2015

Instrument:

Questionnaire Sweden-1: Society and politics (Structured questionnaire)
Contains the following topics: News & Media; Politics, Society & Democracy; Activities, Interests & values; Sweden in the World; Media; Work Life; Background.

Sweden-2: News and Media (Structured questionnaire)

Sweden-3: Life Style and Health (Structured questionnaire)

Sweden-4: Economy and Welfare (Structured questionnaire)

Sweden-5: Shorter questionnaire (Structured questionnaire)

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
Five randomised sub samples of 3400 individuals each

Publications

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Ohlsson, J., Oscarsson, H. & Solevid, M. (ed) (2016) Ekvilibrium : SOM-undersökningen 2015. Göteborg: SOM Institut. ISBN: 978-91-89673-35-9.
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Version 1.0:

2017-03-31 doi:10.5878/002880

The National SOM Survey 2015

Citation:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2017). The National SOM Survey 2015. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/002880

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2015-09-18 — 2016-03-24

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 17000

Number of responses: 8261

Non response size: 8739

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 907

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 7832

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

796

Number of individuals/objects:

8261

Response rate/participation rate:

49% (brutto) / 51% (netto)