Swedish opinion 1979-1985

SND-ID: snd0099-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002606

Is part of collection at SND: Swedish opinion

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Alternative title


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Gunnar Boalt - Stiftelsen för Opinionsanalyser

Gunnar Ekman - Stiftelsen för Opinionsanalyser

Sten Hultgren - Stiftelsen för Opinionsanalyser

Stiftelsen för Opinionsanalyser


Swedish Opinion 1979-1985 is a merged version of the recurring questions in the Swedish Opinion surveys. Questions asked in three or more of the surveys are included. These questions deals with: work and working conditions; trade unions; the importance of a number of changes in one´s own personal conditions; the importances of a number of political issues; political party with best ideas to achieve improvements in a number of fields; opinion on the political parties; important factors when deciding how to vote; reading frequencies for a number of daily papers, weeklies and magazines; political opinion of daily papers read; interest in the political debate in mass media; interest in a number of activities; values in life; improvements wanted in one´s own life; bank savings; opinion on the influence a number of organizations and groups have in society. Background variables include information on marital status, income, occupation, housing, education and place of residence.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 17-80 years

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Obundet slumpmässigt urval ur befolkningsregistret, riksomfattande.

Time period(s) investigated

1979-04-01 – 1985-02-01



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1979-04-01 – 1985-02-01
  • Data collector: Svenska Utredningsinstitutet
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information
Topic and keywords

Research area

Working conditions (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media (CESSDA Topic Classification)


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Boalt, G., & Hultgren, S. (1980) I svenskarnas ögon. Stockholm: LT Förlag. ISBN: 91-36-01651-9.
Libris | Google Books
ISBN: 9789136016512

Swedish Social Science Data Service (1985) Svenska folket 1979-1985 - sex enkäter från Stiftelsen för Opinionsanalyser. SSD report, 2. Göteborg: Swedish Social Science Data Service.

Boalt, G. (1985) Vad vill väljarna? : åsiktsförskjutningarna 1979-1983. Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell international. ISBN: 91-22-00736-9.
ISBN: 91-22-00736-9

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Published: 1985-09-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06