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Regional SOM surveys


The regional surveys focus on analysing society, opinions and media habits in each region. The SOM survey in Västra Götaland is conducted yearly, while the SOM surveys in Skåne and Värmland, and Göteborg are a bit more irregular.

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.

The regional surveys include between 5000 and 6000 randomly selected individuals from each region.

Adding data from several years enables researchers to analyse single municipalities. This comes in handy if the goal is to analyse for example the quality of public services in a certain area or how community residents feel about their local media.


The results of the surveys are published yearly by the SOM Institute. The SOM Institute also publishes a large number of reports on a variety of topics. All publications are made available (in Swedish) via the SOM Institute's website.

Data from the surveys is available through Swedish National Data Service.

Do you have questions about the regional SOM surveys?

Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@som.gu.se
or 031 - 786 33 00

Survey Information

The SOM Institute
Seminariegatan 1B

46 (0)31 786 3300

Page Manager: The SOM-institute|Last update: 9/25/2018

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