ESS 1 – European Social Survey 2002, Sweden

SND-ID: snd0889-1. Version: 1.0. DOI:

Is part of collection at SND: ESS - European Social Survey


Alternative title


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Mikael Hjerm - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Stefan Svallfors - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Research principal

Umeå University - Department of Sociology rorId


This survey is the Swedish part of the 2002 'European Social Survey ' (ESS), and is focusing on immigration and citizen involvement in particular as well as on media and social trust, politics, subjective well being, household characteristics and socio-demographics as well as human values which are part of the core model of ESS.


The European Social Survey (the ESS) is an academically-driven social survey designed to chart and explain the interaction between Europe's changing institutions and the attitudes, beliefs and behaviour patterns of its diverse populations.

Data were checked for logical coherence and for correct use of filter instructions, and edited via both individual and automatic corrections.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals born before 1 September 1987

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Single stage (without clustering) probability sampling. Fully random sample of individuals (equal probability selection) born before 1 September 1987.

The sampling frame is the register of the population, which includes all individuals living in Sweden. The register is updated continuously. Individuals that do not reside on the address stated in the register will be traced through the use of complementary registers. Individuals residing in the country illegally cannot be selected, but the proportion of such individuals is small in Sweden and is thus unlikely to cause any substantial bias. The sampling frame includes those living in institutions, since there is no way to filter them.

Time period(s) investigated

2002-09-23 – 2002-12-20



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2002-09-23 – 2002-12-20
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Instrument: ESS 2002 (Questionnaire)
  • Instrument: ESS1 Questionnaire (Structured questionnaire) - Main questionnaire and supplementary questionnaire as well as show cards
  • Sample size: 3000
  • Number of responses: 1999
  • Non response size: 1001
  • Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 833
  • Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 168
  • Source of the data: Population group
Language resources
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

National area (NUTS2)

Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Sociology


  • Funding agency: Forte - Swedish Research Counsil for Health, Working Life and Welfare
  • Funding agency's reference number: in20001-0641:1-E
Topic and keywords

Research area

Social stratification and groupings (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Cultural activities and participation (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Cultural and national identity (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Sociology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

International migration and ethnic relations (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Religion and values (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Published: 2011-04-21
Last updated: 2024-04-16