FSD0153 World Values Survey 1996: Finnish DataDetailed description (collection | citation | publications)
Keywords: child rearing, families, lifestyles, membership, moral values, party support, political attitudes, satisfaction, voting behaviour
The data is the Finnish subset for the 1995-1996 World Values Survey. The following topics are surveyd: what areas in life the respondents think as important in their lives, are they satisfied with their life and economic circumstances of their household, and how is their health. In view of child rearing, the respondents were asked what qualities and characteristics should be encouraged in a child and what things should children learn at home. Under study were also the respondents' membership in various organisations and associations as well as their expectations and experiences of being in control of one's own life. Opinions on the ideal number of children and the position of women in society were charted. In relation to politics, the respondents were asked about their political attitudes, views on the Finnish democracy, duties and obligations of the government, and the scope of corruption and bribery in the country. Also studied was which party the respondent would vote in parliamentary elections, and what party (s)he would not vote for under any circumstances. The respondents were also asked how their families fared economically the past year. Background variables included, among others, the respondent's marital status, number of children, gender, age, education, occupation, economic activity, working hours, and household income.