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The Gothenburg SOM Survey 2018

SND-ID: SND 1111

This study is part of the collection The Gothenburg SOM Survey

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute


In the autumn of 2018, the third 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.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated


Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Göteborg Municipality

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Rönnerstrand, B. & Sandelin, F (2019) SOM-undersökningen i Göteborg 2018: SOM-rapport nr 2019:38 [Elektronisk resurs]. Göteborgs universitet.
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The Gothenburg SOM Survey 2018

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University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute (2019). The Gothenburg SOM Survey 2018. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0.

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Data format / data structure



Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

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: 5000
  • Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 2248
  • Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 211
  • Source of the data: Population group



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Published: 2020-04-02
Last updated: 2023-01-09