The National SOM Survey 2015

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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 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.

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:

Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)
HEALTH, SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SYSTEMS, general health and well-being, energy and natural resources, POLITICS, political behaviour and attitudes, international politics and organisations, social welfare policy, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, cultural activities and participation, leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)

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Responsible department/unit:

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1018

Alternative title:

Riks-SOM 2015

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.

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:

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

Subject area:

Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)
HEALTH, SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SYSTEMS, general health and well-being, energy and natural resources, POLITICS, political behaviour and attitudes, international politics and organisations, social welfare policy, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, cultural activities and participation, leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)

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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ISBN: 9789189673359

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Version 1.0:

2017-03-31 doi:10.5878/002880

The National SOM Survey 2015

Suggested citation:

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

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: 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)

Published: 2017-03-31
Last updated: 2019-10-18