The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 1997

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Is part of collection at SND: The Regional Western Sweden SOM survey


Alternative title

Väst-SOM 1997

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute rorId


This is the sixth study in the series of SOM-surveys carried out in Western Sweden exclusively. The questionnaire was divided into six subject fields: mass media; politics and society; the municipality of Göteborg; traffic and environment; leisure and media; and background. Most of the questions are replications of questions asked in one or several previous SOM-surveys.


Study attitudes and behaviors that are linked to local and regional issues and phenomena

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15-80 years residing in Göteborg or one of the twelve surrounding municipalities, Ale, Alingsås, Härryda, Kungsbacka, Kungälv, Lerum, Lilla Edet, Mölndal, Partille, Stenungsund, Tjörn and Öckerö.

Sampling procedure

Time period(s) investigated

1997-10 – 1998-01



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: 1997-10-06 – 1998-01-29
  • Data collector: Gallup
  • Sample size: 2900
  • Number of responses: 1845
  • Source of the data: Population group
Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Topic and keywords

Research area

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media studies (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)


Nilsson Lennart (ed.) (1998) Mångfald - bilder av en storstadsregion : SOM-undersökningen Västsverige 1997. SOM report no. 21. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 91-972694-9-2.
Libris | SOM Institute publications
ISSN: 0284-4788
ISBN: 91-972694-9-2

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Version 1.0. 2001-03-21

Version 1.0: 2001-03-21


Is part of collection at SND

Published: 2001-03-21
Last updated: 2020-01-23