FSD2238 Finnish Local Government Barometer 2006: InhabitantsDetailed description (collection | citation | publications)
Foundation for Municipal Development
Keywords: administrative areas, local finance, local government, local government organizations, local government policy, local government services, mayors, municipalities, objectives, parliamentary candidates, parliamentary elections, political parties, social systems
The survey charted the respondents' attitudes both at the municipal and societal level. In relation to the forthcoming Finnish parliamentary elections, the respondents gave their opinions on different political parties and the candidates they were going to vote for. The traditional questions on service provision were also included in the survey.
First, the respondents were queried how adequate or inadequate different services in their municipalities were in terms of demand. They were also asked to name three most important problems in their municipalities and in society. Opinions on acceptable objectives and means of achieving them in relation to services, economics, and administration were charted with the help of statements. The respondents were also asked to assess various aspects of political parties and the candidates they were going to vote for in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. They were also asked how they saw themselves as voters.
Background variables included respondent's gender, age, education, occupational status, employment status, household composition, region of residence (NUTS3), and household gross income.