Study of regionalization of the northern parts of Sweden 2008

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Anders Lidström - Umeå University, Department of Political Science

Research principal

Umeå University - Department of Political Science rorId


In order to capture the views that the citizens in the northern parts of Sweden hold on regionalization and their opinions about the preconditions for development in the north, a citizen survey was carried out from September 2008. Among the citizens in the four northernmost counties, 4000 respondents have been randomly selected to take part in the survey. The questionnaire includes questions on territorial identities, regionalization, democracy, health care, regional development and consequences of globalization. Different versions of the questionnaire have been developed for each of the two new regions. The timing and to some extent also the questions have been coordinated with corresponding studies being carried out in the regions of Västra Götaland and Skåne by the SOM-institute at Göteborg University in order to make it possible to compare regionalization in the south, the west and the north in Sweden.

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Method and outcome

Unit of analysis



Sampling procedure

Time period(s) investigated

2008-09-22 – 2009-02-16



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Response rate/participation rate


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2008-09-22 – 2009-02-16
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Västernorrland County, Jämtland County, Västerbotten County, Norrbotten County

Geographic description: Northern Sweden - Norrbotten, Västerbotten, Västernorrland, Jämtland

Lowest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Political Science

Topic and keywords

Research area

Cultural and national identity (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Health care services and policies (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)


Lidström, A. (ed) (2009) Kan Norra Sverige regionaliseras? Beslutsprocesser och medborgarperspektiv. Forskningsrapporter i statsvetenskap vid Umeå universitet 2009:2. Umeå: Department of Political Science. ISBN 978-91-7264-864-7.
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ISBN: 978-91-7264-864-7

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Published: 2011-01-31
Last updated: 2020-01-22