SIFO 1991: Swedes, EC and the snuff

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Swedish Institute of Public Opinion Research

United Brands


The special topic of this survey, carried out at the request of United Brands, is the Swedish habit of taking snuff and the treatment of this custom within the EC. The respondents were asked if they used snuff themselves and about their opinion on persons using snuff. Furthermore they were asked about their opinion on a prohibition of snuff within the EC, and if this will influence their attitude toward the EC. If Sweden should make the right to decide about snuff a condition when applying for EC-membership, and of what importance this right of self-determination is. More general questions dealt with the influence of Swedish government and parliament on the development of the country and on the development in Europe if Sweden becomes an EC-member and the opinion on a Swedish application for EC-membership. Background variables include information on gender, place of living, age, Swedish citizenship, occupation, private or public sector, trade union, income and party voted for in the general election 1988.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16 and older

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1991-06-24 – Ongoing



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Telephone interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1991-06-24
  • 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

International politics and organisations (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Diet and nutrition (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Published: 1995-07-10
Last updated: 2019-02-06