The National SOM Survey 2017

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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 2017, six different questionnaires were distributed.

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

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 (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies), 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 1094

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 2017

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 2017, six different questionnaires were distributed.

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

2017 — 2017

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
Six randomised sub samples of 3400 individuals each.

Ethics Review

Gothenburg — Ref. 130-15

Subject area

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 (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies), Media Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Publications

Andersson, A., Carlander A., Lindgren A. & Oskarson M. (red) (2018). Sprickor i fasaden: Den nationella SOM-undersökningen 2017. Göteborg: SOM-institutet. ISBN: 978-91-89673-42-5
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The National SOM Survey 2017

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2019). <em>The National SOM Survey 2017</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/n5b5-zn80">https://doi.org/10.5878/n5b5-zn80</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Description

Sample size: 20400
Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 836
Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 8752

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2017-09-07 — 2017-12-31

Data collector: Institutet för kvalitetsindikatorer - Indikator

Instrument: National-5 (Structured questionnaire)

Instrument: National-4 (Structured questionnaire)

Instrument: National-3 (Structured questionnaire)

Instrument: National-1 (Structured questionnaire)

Instrument: National-2 (Structured questionnaire)

Instrument: National-6 (Structured questionnaire)

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated

2017-09-01 — 2017-12-31

Variables

776

Number of individuals/objects

10812

Response rate/participation rate

55

Published: 2019-04-09
Last updated: 2019-10-18