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The National SOM Survey 2001

SND-ID: snd0797-1. Version: 1.0. DOI:

Is part of collection at SND: The National SOM survey


Alternative title

Riks-SOM 2001

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute rorId


Since 1986 the SOM-institute has been carrying out an annual nation-wide survey of Swedish opinions. This is accordingly the seventeenth survey in this series. The SOM-institute is a collaboration between three departments at Göteborg University: the Institute for Journalism and Mass Communication, the Department of Political Science, and the School of Public Administration. Since 1998 the survey includes two nation representative samples and uses two different mail questionnaires. One of the questionnaires mainly deals with questions on politics, economy and working life, while the other mainly deals with media, culture and health. One third of the questions asked in the two questionnaires are common for both samples, for example questions about media habits, political attitudes, leisure activities, and social background.


The main purpose is to establish time series that enable researchers to analyse how various changes in society affect people's attitudes and behaviour.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15-85 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Time period(s) investigated

2001 – Ongoing



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: 2001-09-25 – 2002-02-12
  • Data collector: Kinnmark
  • Instrument: Questionnaire merged (1-2) (Questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Frågeformulär (massmedia) (Questionnaire)
  • Instrument: Frågeformulär (politik) (Questionnaire)
  • Sample size: 6000
  • Number of responses: 3638
  • Non response size: 2632
  • Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 592
  • Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 2040
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Topic and keywords

Research area

Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)

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)


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Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2002) Det våras för politiken : trettiotvå artiklar om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2001. SOM report no. 30. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-973670-9-5.
Libris | SOM Institute publications
ISBN: 91-973670-9-5
ISSN: 0284-4788

Oscarsson, Henrik (ed.) (2003) Demokratitrender. SOM report no. 32. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN 91-89673-02-6.
Libris | SOM Institute publications
ISBN: 91-89673-02-6
ISSN: 0284-4788

Holmberg, Sören & Weibull, Lennart (eds.) (2004) Swedish Trends 1986-2004. Göteborg: SOM Institute.

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Version 1.0. 2011-01-14

Version 1.0: 2011-01-14


Is part of collection at SND

Published: 2011-01-14
Last updated: 2019-10-18