The Regional Western Sweden SOM Survey 2016

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Is part of collection at SND: The Regional Western Sweden SOM survey


Alternative title

Väst-SOM 2016

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute rorId


Western SOM has been conducted yearly since 1992, but was initially limited to residents of Gothenburg and its surrounding municipalities. In 1998, the survey was extended to include the entire Västra Götaland County plus the municipality of Kungsbacka.

The purpose of the regional surveys is to enable SOM researchers to study attitudes and behaviour linked to local and regional issues. They emphasise public services and media, although many of the questions are identical with those used in National SOM in order to make the answers comparable both between the regions and with Sweden at large.


Study attitudes and behaviours that are linked to local and regional issues and phenomena.


Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in the county of Västra Götaland or Kungsbacka municipality

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Urvalet är ett obundet slumpmässigt urval (OSU) och samordnas negativt med SOM-institutets nationella undersökningar för att ingen skall få två undersökningar från SOM-institutet under samma undersökningsår. Urvalet utgjordes av Skatteverkets folkbokföringsregister (RTB).

Time period(s) investigated

2016 – Ongoing



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2016-09-28 – 2017-01-31
  • Data collector: Kinnmark
  • Sample size: 8000
  • Non response size: 4185
  • Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 405
  • Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 3780
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Västra Götaland County, Kungsbacka Municipality

Geographic description: Västra Götalands län samt Kungsbacka kommun

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute


En brokig gemenskap [Elektronisk resurs]. (2017). Göteborgs universitet.Tillgänglig på Internet:

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Version 1.0. 2018-04-16

Version 1.0: 2018-04-16



Is part of collection at SND

Published: 2018-04-16
Last updated: 2019-02-05