Finnish Elections

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

FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for election research. There are also many datasets that contain individual questions and variables which are potentially useful to election researchers. 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
FSD3067 Finnish National Election Study 2015quantiB available2016‑09‑01
FSD2925 Members of Municipal Councils and Municipal Boards 2009quantiA available on request2016‑07‑01
FSD2997 Nordic Member of Parliament Survey 1995-1996: Finnish DataquantiD available on request2016‑06‑21
FSD3004 Parliamentary Elections 2015: Candidate Responses to YLE Candidate SelectorquantiC available2016‑01‑27
FSD1050 Finnish Voter Barometer 1993quantiB available on request2015‑07‑20
FSD3039 Welfare and Life Management in Rural and Urban Municipalities 2001quantiB available on request2015‑06‑26
FSD2883 Young People and Politics 2009: Essay ResponsesqualiB not available2014‑12‑31
FSD2919 Finnish Youth Survey 2013quantiB available2014‑04‑22
FSD2378 Politics and Power Games 2006-2007qualiB not available2014‑01‑17
FSD2826 Finnish eOpinion Panel 2011quantiB available2014‑01‑07

Other datasets

FSD2675 Election Funding of Finnish MPs 2011
The study provides information on the campaign financing and costs of the elected Members of Parliament and appointed Deputy Members.

FSD2630 Follow-up on Parliamentary Elections 2011
The survey studied citizens' voting behaviour right after the 2011 parliamentary elections in Finland.

FSD2431 Parliamentary Elections 2007: Swedish-speaking Finns
The survey charted the voting behaviour of Finland's Swedish-speaking minority.

Data series

Finnish National Election Studies Finnish Voter Barometers Follow-ups on Finnish National and Local Elections (GallupChannel)
ESS (European Social Survey) EVS (European Values Study) and WVS (World Values Survey) ISSP (International Social Survey Programme)

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on elections 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.

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updated 2017-02-24