Department of Sociology

The Diversity Barometer: A Panel-Based Investigation of Attitudes

Primary investigator: Associate Prof. Irving Palm

Collaborator: Prof. Emeritus Orlando Mella (Uppsala University)

Grants: The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life, and Welfare [FORTE - previously FAS] and internal funding

The purpose of this project is to study the attitudes that exist and are developing towards ethnic diversity in the Swedish population from a longitudinal perspective.  The study is a continuation and development of the Diversity Barometer, an attitude survey first presented at Uppsala University in 2005. Data collection has been carried out annually since its launch in 2005. Both interviews and surveys have been used to collect data. Even though this project highlights in what ways social positions affect the attitudes in question, the focus is mainly on the consequences of these attitudes for social interaction within Swedish society.