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The Gothenburg SOM Survey 2017

SND-ID: SND 1095

This study is part of the collection The Gothenburg SOM Survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


In the autumn of 2017, the second edition of the Gothenburg SOM survey was conducted. A total of 5000 randomly selected citizens of Gothenburg answered questions about attitudes and habits in relation to society, opinion and media. Many of the questions in the Gothenburg survey are of a regional nature, and concern local politicians and infrastructure initiatives.



Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Gothenburg

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Protection and ethical review

Ethics Review

Gothenburg - Ref. 130-15

Method and time period

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in Göteborg municipality

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

2017-01-01 – 2017-01-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Göteborg Municipality

Geographic description: Gothenburg municipality

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Martinsson, J & Tipple, F (2018) SOM-undersökningen i Göteborg 2017: SOM-rapport nr 2018:30 [Elektronisk resurs]. Göteborgs universitet. Tillgänglig på Internet:

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The Gothenburg SOM Survey 2017


Sample size: 5000
Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 227
Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 2099

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2019). The Gothenburg SOM Survey 2017. 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

2017-09-01 – 2017-12-31

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2017-09-01–2017-12-31
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 2019-04-09
Last updated: 2023-01-09