The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2000

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


Alternative title

Väst-SOM 2000

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute rorId


Western SOM has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.


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 15-85 years and residing in the county of Västra Götaland or Kungsbacka municipality

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Western SOM 2000 was conducted as a survey based on one sample, but with two different questionnaires: one aimed at the inhabitants of Gothenburg and the surrounding municipalities (equivalent to the old Western SOM area) and another to residents living in the remaining parts of Västra Götaland.

Time period(s) investigated

2000-10 – 2001-02



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: 2000-10-03 – 2001-02-15
  • Data collector: Kinnmark
  • Instrument: (Semi-structured questionnaire)
  • Sample size: 6000
  • Number of responses: 3684
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Västra Götaland County, Kungsbacka Municipality

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

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)


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Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (2002) Flernivådemokrati i förändring : SOM-undersökningen Västsverige 2000. SOM report no. 27. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 91-973670-7-9.
Libris | SOM Institute publications
ISSN: 0284-4788
ISBN: 91-973670-7-9

Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (2004) Svensk samhällsorganisation i förändring : Västsverige vid millennieskiftet. SOM report no. 35. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 91-89673-05-0.
Swepub | Libris | SOM Institute publications | Till lärosätets (gu) databas
ISBN: 91-89673-05-0
ISSN: 0284-4788

Nilsson, Lennart (ed.) (2007) Det våras för regionen. Västsverige 1998-2005. SOM report no. 40. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 978-91-89673-10-6.
Swepub | Libris | SOM Institute publications | Till lärosätets (gu) databas
ISBN: 978-91-89673-10-6
ISSN: 0284-4788

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Version 1.0. 2008-04-22

Version 1.0: 2008-04-22


Is part of collection at SND

Published: 2008-04-22
Last updated: 2020-01-23