The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2015

This study is part of the collection The Regional Western Sweden SOM survey

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Description

Western SOM has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.

Purpose:

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

Subject area

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

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 1019

Alternative title

Väst-SOM 2015

Description

Western SOM has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.

Purpose:

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

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

2015

Geographic spread

Lowest geographic unit

Municipality

Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in the county of Västra Götaland or Kungsbacka municipality

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Data contains personal data

No

Subject area

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

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Publications

Bergström, A. & Harring, N. (eds) (2016) Hållbarhetens horisont : samhälle, opinion och medier i Västsverige. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-37-7
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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2015

Citation

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2017). <em>The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2015</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002908">https://doi.org/10.5878/002908</a>

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: 2015-09-25 — 2016-03-03

Data collector: Kinnmark

Sample size: 6000

Number of responses: 2830

Non response size: 3170

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 2779

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 391

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

372

Number of individuals/objects

2830

Response rate/participation rate

47% (brutto) / 50% (netto)

Published: 2017-07-12
Last updated: 2019-02-05