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The Gothenburg SOM Survey 2016

SND-ID: snd1045-1. Version: 1.0. DOI:

Is part of collection at SND: The Gothenburg SOM Survey


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute rorId


In the autumn of 2016, the first Gothenburg SOM survey was conducted. A total of 7000 randomly selected citizens of Gothenburg answered questions about attitudes and habits in relation to society, opinion and media. Many of the questions in the Gothenburg survey are of a regional nature, and concern local politicians and infrastructure initiatives.


The purpose of the survey is to study attitudes and opinions among residents in Gothenburg municipality, and to follow these over time.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in Göteborg municipality

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Urvalsram 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 – 2016-12-16
  • Data collector: Kinnmark
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Göteborg Municipality

Geographic description: Göteborgs kommun

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute


SOM-undersökningen i Göteborg 2016 [Elektronisk resurs]. (2017). Göteborgs universitet.Tillgänglig på Internet:

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Published: 2018-04-16
Last updated: 2023-01-09