The National SOM Survey 2018

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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 2018, 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

POLITICS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, Energy and natural resources, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations, Political behaviour and attitudes, Social welfare policy, HEALTH, Income, property and investment/saving, General health and well-being, Social behaviour and attitudes, SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SYSTEMS (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies), Media and Communications, Media Studies, Other Social Sciences, Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified, Information Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Responsible department/unit

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 1109

Alternative title

Riks-SOM 2018

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 2018, 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

2018 — 2018

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

Ethics Review

Gothenburg — Ref. 130-15

Subject area

POLITICS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SOCIETY AND CULTURE, Energy and natural resources, Elections, Government, political systems and organisations, Political behaviour and attitudes, Social welfare policy, HEALTH, Income, property and investment/saving, General health and well-being, Social behaviour and attitudes, SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SYSTEMS (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science, Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies), Media and Communications, Media Studies, Other Social Sciences, Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified, Information Studies (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Publications

Ulrika Andersson, Björn Rönnerstrand, Patrik Öhberg & Annika Bergström (red) (2019) Storm och stiltje. Göteborgs universitet: SOM-institutet. https://som.gu.se/publicerat/bocker/74storm
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The National SOM Survey 2018

Suggested citation

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2019). <em>The National SOM Survey 2018</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/kreq-3p45">https://doi.org/10.5878/kreq-3p45</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Data format / data structure

Numeric

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Data collection

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2018-09-25 — 2018-12-31

Data collector: Institutet för kvalitetsindikatorer - Indikator

Sample size: 21000

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 9479

Cause of non response — Respondent unable to participate: 726

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

868

Number of individuals/objects

10796

Response rate/participation rate

53

Published: 2020-04-02