Welfare state survey 1986

SND-ID: snd0304-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002501

Is part of collection at SND: Welfare surveys


Alternative title

Åsikter om den offentliga sektorn 1986

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Research principal

Umeå University - Department of Sociology rorId


The questionnaire used in this survey was constructed to fulfill several purposes. Firstly the aim was to follow up some of the questions posed in previous Swedish surveys. Secondly the aim was to capture both attitudes to the general political debate about the welfare state and opinions about more specific areas within the welfare political area. Thirdly the aim of the questionnaire was to explain attitudes to different aspects of the welfare politics: what areas did one want to invest money in, who was most suited to take care of different services, how should the welfare state be financed, and if one suspected that there were suspicions of misuse of benefits and services. Based on a theorization of different “welfare political dimensions” the aim was to capture both the nuances and ambivalences that the attitudes to the welfare politics could contain.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-74 years

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Urvalsdragningen skedde ur registret över totalbefolkningen, RTB.

Time period(s) investigated

1986-04-14 – 1986-07-11



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1986-04-14 – 1986-07-11
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Sociology

Topic and keywords

Research area

Economic policy, public expenditure and revenue (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social welfare policy (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Sociology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Social welfare systems/structures (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Specific social services: use and availability (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)


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Stenberg, K., & Svallfors, S. (1992) Åsikter om den offentliga sektorn. Kodbok för maskinläsbar datafil. Umeå: Department of Sociology.

Stenberg, K., & Svallfors, S. (1992) Åsikter om den offentliga sektorn. Kodbok för maskinläsbar datafil. Umeå: Department of Sociology.
ISBN: 9179240410

Eger, M A. Even in Sweden: The effect of immigration on support for welfare state spending. Studentarbete vid Department of Sociology, University of Washington

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Published: 1992-12-01
Last updated: 2020-02-03