The National SOM Survey 2011

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Is part of collection at SND: The National SOM survey


Alternative title

Riks-SOM 2011

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 - the National SOM - in order to identify the Swedish public's habits and attitudes on the topics of society, politics and media. National SOM 2011 is accordingly the twentyfifth survey in this series.


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 16-85 years and residing in Sweden

Sampling procedure

Probability: Systematic random
Three parallel nationally representative sub-surveys based on a sample of 3000 individuals each

Time period(s) investigated

2011 – Ongoing



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate

52% (brutto) / 57% (netto)

Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2011-09-16 – 2012-02-13
  • Data collector: Kinnmark
  • Sample size: 9000
  • Number of responses: 4720
  • Non response size: 4280
  • Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 713
  • Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 3567
  • 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

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Weibull, L., Oscarsson, H. & Bergström, A. (eds.) (2012) I framtidens skugga : fyrtiotvå kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2011. Göteborg: SOM Institute. ISBN: 978-91-89673-24-3.
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ISBN: 978-91-89673-24-3

Elfström, E. Flensburgh, E. och Olovsson, S. (2013) Trust in Teachers - a discourse analysis of perceptions of teachers in Sweden. Studentuppsats vid Lunds universitet

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Version 1.0. 2013-04-11

Version 1.0: 2013-04-11


Is part of collection at SND

Published: 2013-04-11
Last updated: 2020-01-22