FSD1068 Energy Attitudes of the Finns 1989shortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Kiljunen, Pentti (University of Tampere. Department of Local Gorvernment Studies)
The survey studied Finnish public opinion on energy policy issues. The data are part of an extensive survey series launched in 1983. The respondents' conceptions of various energy issues, their evaluations, opinions, beliefs, assessments, attitudes and knowledge about them were studied by presenting several statements about energy production. The respondents were also asked in what direction should energy production be developed in Finland and how important they thought the various factors connected with energy production to be (e.g. price, low pollution, availability, degree of domestic added value, safety and secureness of production). Moreover, the respondents were asked which would be the better alternative, nuclear power or coal, and for which goals society should appropriate funds. In conclusion, they were asked how interested they were in energy matters and how reliable they thought various actors to be as disseminators of information on energy issues.
Background variables included the respondent's gender, age, size of municipality of residence, province of residence, occupation, education, and political orientation.
coal; electric power generation; energy; energy policy; environment; gas fuels; nuclear energy; peat; renewable energy; water power
environmental studies (FSD Topics Classification)
environmental degradation/pollution and environmental protection (CESSDA Topics Classification)
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Kiljunen, Pentti (University of Tampere. Department of Local Government Studies)
8.9.1989 - 6.12.1989
Finns aged 15 - 70 years (excluding the Åland Islands)
Random sample. 3,750 persons were randomly chosen into the sample from the population register. The respondents were aged between 15 and 70 years. The target group consisted of six separate samples. The whole country was represented by a sample of 2,500 persons. Also included in the sample were two communities with a nuclear plant, Loviisa (250 persons) and Eurajoki (250 persons). A separate sample of equal size was gathered also among the inhabitants of Kuhmo, Pori, and Sievi. The total response rate was 54.4 %.
The response rate varied from sample to sample. 53.8 % of the whole country's target group responded, 59.6 % of those living in Loviisa, 50.8 % of those living in Eurajoki, 56.0 % of those who lived in Kuhmo, 58.8 % of those who lived in Sievi, and 52.8 % of those in Pori. After the original questionnaires had been mailed, the respondents were sent two reminders.
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Questionnaire: pdf file in Finnish and in Swedish
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Kiljunen, Pentti: Energy Attitudes of the Finns 1989 [computer file]. FSD1068, version 1.0 (2001-06-18). Imatran Voima [producer]. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2001.
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Kari, Mika & Kojo, Matti & Litmanen, Tapio (2010). Community Divided. Adaptation and Aversion towards the Spent Nuclear Fuel Repository in Eurajoki and its Neighbouring Municipalities. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä. Tampere: University of Tampere. URN:ISBN:978-951-39-4149-9
Kiljunen, Pentti (1990). Energia-asenteet 1989. Seurantatutkimusaineistoa suomalaisten suhtautumisesta energiapoliittisiin kysymyksiin vuosina 1983-1989. Tampereen yliopisto. Kunnallistieteiden laitoksen suunnittelusarja; 42.
Kojo, Matti, Kari, Mika & Litmanen, Tapio (2012). Nuclear community considering threats and benefits of final disposal. Local opinions regarding the spent nuclear fuel repository in Finland. International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management (IJETM) 15(2),124-145.