Swedish Church Customs 1995

SND-ID: snd0577-6. Version: 2.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/001560


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lund University, Lund University Church History Archive

Research principal

Lund University - Lund University Church History Archive rorId


Lund University Church History Archive was founded in 1942. The task was to explain and document how the life and manners of the Swedish people was rooted in Christian belief and church customs. Parallel with the investigations of the older church customs the Church Archive started to examine the changes of the contemporary church customs. To get a view of the usage of different customs in the country at the same point of time, a questionnaire was sent to all parishes in 1962. The questionnaire included questions on customs in connection with the general services and at church festivals, and also at different church ceremonies such as christenings, confirmations, marriages and funerals. This nationwide inventory has been repeated in 1968, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1995, 2002 and in 2008/2009.


To identify changes in the contemporary church practice.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Vicars in the Church of Sweden

Time period(s) investigated

1995 – 1995



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1980 – 1980
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Lund University Church History Archive

Topic and keywords

Research area

Cultural activities and participation (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Religious studies (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

History of religions (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Religion and values (CESSDA Topic Classification)


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Gustafsson, Göran (2006). LUKA 27 om Kyrklig sed 2002 : materialbeskrivning, resultatredovisning, analyssempel . Lunds universitets kyrkohistoriska arkiv
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Jarlert, Anders (2009). Danska spår i syd- och västsvenskt kyrkoliv - kan LUKA ge svar?. Religionssociologi i brytningstider. En vänbok till Curt Dahlgren. s. 242-253.
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Bringéus, N.-A. (2004). Frågelistorna och den kyrkliga seden. I,: Arkiv, fakultet, kyrka: festskrift till Ingmar Brohed, p. 413-422.

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Published: 2013-08-12
Last updated: 2020-01-20