FSD2024 Follow-up on Parliamentary Elections 2003shortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Moring, Tom (University of Helsinki)
TNS Gallup Finland
"Changes in Finnish TV Election Campaigns" project
The survey charts voting behaviour in the 2003 Parliamentary elections which were held just before the study was conducted. Respondents were first asked which political party they voted for in the 2000 municipal elections and in the 1999 Parliamentary elections. Respondents were asked to place themselves on the left-right axis in order to examine political orientation.
In connection with the 2003 Parliamentary elections, respondents were asked did they vote, which party they voted for and why, and which issues were important in making the voting decision, for example, employment, taxation, social security, and education. Respondents were also asked to state at which point they made their voting decision, which one they chose first: political party or candidate, which factors influenced their choice of candidate, and from which information sources they had received information concerning their decision.
Election campaigns preceding the 2003 Parliamentary elections were investigated by asking respondents whether they had followed TV's news, current affairs and entertainment programmes connected with the elections. They were also asked whether they had seen newspaper, television and radio advertising of some political party or candidate or received direct mailing from a candidate. Visiting the Internet sites of political parties or candidates and using a candidate selector on the Internet were surveyed.
Respondents also assessed to what extent the presidents of political parties or the selection of the next Prime Minister affected their voting decision. Opinions on the responsibility of political parties to declare their view on Nato membership before elections were examined. Those who had abstained from voting were asked reasons for their abstention. In conclusion, respondents were asked which party would be the least unpleasant alternative for them.
Background variables included respondent's year of birth, gender, mother tongue, basic and vocational education, occupational group, industry of employment, trade union membership, county of residence, type of accommodation, housing tenure, and gross income of the household.
advertising; election campaigns; elections; parliamentary elections; political allegiance; political behaviour; political parties; political party affiliation; television advertising; voting
political studies (FSD Topics Classification)
elections; mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion (CESSDA Topics Classification)
The variable identifying the respondent's municipality of residence has been removed from the data.
Access to the data granted for scientific and teaching purposes. FSD's access application procedure.
TNS Gallup Finland
TNS Gallup Finland
21.3.2003 - 25.3.2003
People aged between 15 and 70 living in Finland (excluding the Åland Islands)
The data were collected with the help of GallupChannel research system, which involves installing personal computers or Internet terminals in the homes of the respondents. The fixed sample used with the GallupChannel is a result of multistage stratified sampling and is representative of the target population.
Telepanel survey (GallupChannel)
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Number of cases and variables
1511 cases and 181 variables
See downloadable files at the top of the page
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The source must be acknowledged in any publication based wholly or in part on the data. The bibliographic citation may be in the form required by the publication, or in the form suggested by the archive.
Moring, Tom: Follow-up on Parliamentary Elections 2003 [computer file]. FSD2024, version 1.0 (2005-05-26). Espoo: TNS Gallup Finland [data collection], 2003. "Changes in Finnish TV Election Campaigns" project [producer]. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2005.
The archive must be informed of all publications where the data have been used.
The depositor and the archive bear no responsibility for any results or interpretations arising from the secondary use of the data.
Borg, Sami & Moring, Tom (2005). Vaalikampanja. Teoksessa: Vaalit ja demokratia Suomessa (toim. Heikki Paloheimo), 47-72. Helsinki: WSOY.
Grönlund, Kimmo & Paloheimo, Heikki & Wass, Hanna (2005). Äänestysosallistuminen. Teoksessa: Vaalit ja demokratia Suomessa (toim. Heikki Paloheimo), 119-146. Helsinki: WSOY.
Moring, Tom & Mykkänen, Juri (2009). Vaalikampanja. Teoksessa: Vaalit yleisödemokratiassa. Eduskuntavaalitutkimus 2007 (toim. Borg, Sami & Paloheimo, Heikki), 28-59. Tampere: Tampere University Press.
Moring, Tom & Mykkänen, Juri (2012). Vaalikampanjat ja viestinnällistyminen. Teoksessa: Muutosvaalit 2011 (toim. Borg, Sami), 62-78. Helsinki: Oikeusministeriö. Oikeusministeriön julkaisu; OMSO 16/2012. Helsinki: Edita. http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-952-259-172-2.
Vaalit yleisödemokratiassa. Eduskuntavaalitutkimus 2007 (2009). Toim. Borg, Sami & Paloheimo, Heikki. Tampere: Tampere University Press.