The National SOM Survey 2015

SND-ID: SND 1018

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

Description Data and documentation

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 2015

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.

Language

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

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

Time period(s) investigated

2015

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

Municipality

Highest geographic unit

Country

Topic and keywords

Research area

POLITICS, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, Energy and natural resources, International politics and organisations, Political behaviour and attitudes, Social welfare policy, Cultural activities and participation, HEALTH, General health and well-being, Leisure, tourism and sport, SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SYSTEMS (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

Ohlsson, J., Oscarsson, H. & Solevid, M. (ed) (2016) Ekvilibrium : SOM-undersökningen 2015. Göteborg: SOM Institut. ISBN: 978-91-89673-35-9.
Libris SOM Institute publications
ISBN: 9789189673359

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Dataset
The National SOM Survey 2015

Version 1.0

Citation

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2017). <em>The National SOM Survey 2015</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002880">https://doi.org/10.5878/002880</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2015-09-18–2016-03-24
  • Data collector: Kinnmark
  • Instrument: Sweden-2: News and Media (Structured questionnaire)
  • 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.
  • Instrument: Sweden-3: Life Style and Health (Structured questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Sweden-5: Shorter questionnaire (Structured questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Sweden-4: Economy and Welfare (Structured questionnaire)
  • 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