SIFO 1988: General public and private motorism

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish Institute of Public Opinion Research

Dagens Nyheter


The Swedish Institute of Public Opinion Research (SIFO) carried out this survey at the request of the daily paper Dagens Nyheter. Questions were asked about the household's use of and dependence on cars. For what purpose is the car used. Distance travelled annually because of journeys to work, errands and recreation. Is the car used to leave and fetch children at day-care centre in connection with journeys to work. Should politicians make it easier for motorists. Readiness to pay more taxes to get a better road network. Use of public transportation because it is more environmentally sound. What car producers ought to concentrate on. How to collect information when to purchase a car. Background variables include information on gender, place of living, age, Swedish citizenship, occupation, private or public sector, trade union, right to vote in general elections, voting habit, political party preference and party voted for in 1985.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16 and older

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1988-01-25 – Ongoing



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Telephone interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1988-01-25
  • Data collector: Swedish Institute of Public Opinion Research
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information
Topic and keywords

Research area

Transport and travel (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Published: 1993-06-01
Last updated: 2019-02-06