ESS 6 – European Social Survey 2012, Sweden

SND-ID: snd0971-1. 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

Ingemar Johansson Sevä - Umeå University, Department of Sociology

Research principal

Umeå University - Department of Sociology rorId


This survey is the Swedish part of the 2012 'European Social Survey ' (ESS), and is focusing on democracy and personal and social well-being. The survey also includes data on media and social trust, politics, subjective well-being, household characteristics and socio-demographics as well as human values as part of the core module 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 contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 15 years or older

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Sampling frame used 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 complimentary registers. The sampling frame includes those living in institutions, since there is no way to filter them. Sampling procedure is one-stage equal probability sample without clustering. Fully random sample of individuals (equal probability selection) born before 15 years + at start of survey.

Time period(s) investigated

2012-10-01 – 2013-05-05



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: 2012-10-01 – 2013-05-05
  • Data collector: Ipsos
  • Instrument: ESS 6 Main Questionnaire (Structured questionnaire)
  • Sample size: 3750
  • Number of responses: 1847
  • Non response size: 1903
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

National area (NUTS2)

Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Sociology


  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council
  • Funding agency's reference number: ESS6: 829-2011-5076
Topic and keywords

Research area

Employment (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Sociology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Religion and values (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Family life and marriage (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Gender and gender roles (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social and occupational mobility (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)



Published: 2015-04-21
Last updated: 2024-04-09