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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2016

SND-ID: SND 1044

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

Alternative title

Väst-SOM 2016

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


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.


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



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Protection and ethical review
Method and time period

Unit of analysis


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

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated


Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Kungsbacka Municipality, Västra Götaland County

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)


En brokig gemenskap [Elektronisk resurs]. (2017). Göteborgs universitet.Tillgänglig på Internet:

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The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2016

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2018). The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2016. 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


Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2016-09-28–2017-01-31
  • Data collector: Kinnmark
  • Sample size: 8000
  • Non response size: 4185
  • Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 3780
  • Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 405
  • Source of the data: Population group



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate



Published: 2018-04-24
Last updated: 2019-02-05