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FSD celebrated the centenary of Finland's independence in 2017 by publishing a new theme page on the sixth day of each month. On the eve of the Independence Day, 5 December, we published a theme page entitled Life in the 100-year-old Finland, which features data collected in Finland in 2016, 2017 and 2018. These paint a picture of what Finland is like right now and what Finns think about different issues.

Alcohol and Substance Use

Recently published datasets | Other datasets | Data series | Datasets elsewhere

FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on alcohol and substance use. There are also many datasets that contain individual questions and variables which are potentially useful to researchers of the subject. The data archived at the FSD can be downloaded free of charge from Aila Data Service, according to the conditions set for each dataset. Please note that below is listed only a sample of all data available at the Archive and we encourage you to search more datasets on the subject on Aila.

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing their codebooks or through Aila variable search. If a quantitative dataset has not yet been translated, you can request a translation free of charge. Qualitative data are only available in their original language. Where applicable, the codebook and other related material are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

Recently published datasets

DataTypeAvailabilityData in EnglishPublished
FSD3165 Helsinki Deaconess Institute Housing Services 2013qualiB not available2018‑06‑28
FSD3224 University Student Health Survey 2016quantiD available on request2018‑06‑12
FSD3181 Alcohol and Drug Survey 2014quantiD available on request2018‑01‑02
FSD3107 Tampere City Region Youth Survey 2016quantiB available on request2017‑12‑12
FSD3057 New Students in Universities 2014: First ImpressionsquantiA available on request2017‑07‑31
FSD3056 New Students in Universities 2013: First ImpressionsquantiA available on request2017‑07‑31
FSD3095 New Students in Universities 2015: First ImpressionsquantiA available on request2017‑01‑20
FSD3085 Finnish Youth Survey 2015quantiB available2016‑05‑16
FSD3068 European Social Survey 2014: Finnish DataquantiA available on request2016‑03‑16
FSD2843 Students' Experiences and Perceptions of Drinking 2009-2011qualiC not available2015‑07‑20

Other datasets

FSD2729 Finnish Youth Survey 2012
The respondents were asked about, among other things, their opinions on alcohol and substance use, alcohol use in their childhood home, and whether they had gotten drunk or used drugs in the previous 6 months.

FSD2587 Finnish Drinking Habits Survey 2008
The survey charted alcohol consumption and illegal drug use in Finland, volume of alcohol consumption and its consequences, and general attitudes towards alcohol.

Data series

Data in these series also include questions on the theme.

Finnish Attitudes towards Alcohol Unrecorded Alcohol Consumption in Finland Finnish Attitudes towards Alcohol Control Policies
Substance Abuse Treatment University Student Health Surveys

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on alcohol and substance use should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world. In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland also provides services to researchers and archives audio and video material. Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA. The UK Data Service has, among other things, a wide variety of excellent qualitative data. Another good source of data is the German GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR are also well worth searching.

» Language Bank of Finland
» CESSDA ERIC
» UKDS
» GESIS
» ICPSR

updated 2017-05-05