The National SOM Survey 2018

This study is part of the collection The National SOM survey

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.

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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

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Publications

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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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Version 1.0:

The National SOM Survey 2018

Suggested citation:

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

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 — Respondent unable to participate: 726

Cause of non response — No contact/refusal: 9479

Source of the data: Population group

Variables:

868

Number of individuals/objects:

10796

Response rate/participation rate:

53%

Published: 2020-04-02