Swedish trends 1986-2020
Curious about what Swedes do and think? The SOM Institute at University of Gothenburg has conducted public opinion research for more than 35 years. This is the most recent version of the time series report Swedish trends.
Swedish trends is the SOM Institute's most accessible international publication for time series regarding opinion, habits and views of the Swedish general population. It is based on the vast SOM surveys, conducted every autumn since 1986. Dive right in to follow Swedish public opinion over time.
Changes in habits during the pandemic
The most recent iteration of Swedish trends shows some direct effects of the pandemic in Sweden. Short term effects are evident in areas such as institutional trust, news consumption and regular habits. However, results also indicate areas characterized by stability over time. The long term perspective of the SOM surveys allow researchers to keep following Swedish society and see where the pandemic may have lasting effects.