FSD2238 Finnish Local Government Barometer 2006: Inhabitantsshortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Foundation for Municipal Development
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.
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
local government studies (FSD Topics Classification)
government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topics Classification)
Weight variables and variable identifying postcode have been removed from the data.
Access to the data granted for scientific and teaching purposes. FSD's access application procedure.
Foundation for Municipal Development
14.8.2006 - 15.9.2006
People aged 15 or over living in Finland (excluding the Åland Islands)
Multistage stratified sampling
The sample was drawn in three stages. In the first stage, the number of subjects required by the survey was regionally divided by major regions (NUTS2). In the second stage, the number of subjects was further subdivided within each major region by the type of neighbourhood. The type of neighbourhood was determined in two different ways: city municipalities were divided into large and small cities according to their population size, and rural municipalities into three groups based on the occupational structure of the population. The survey municipalities were representatively selected on the basis of the forementioned strata. In the third stage, starting points (addresses) were selected in each municipality based on their population size. The interviews were conducted by using random-walk method. Four interviews were made starting from each of the randomly selected starting points. One member corresponding to the age and gender eligibility criteria was chosen for the interview from each sample household.
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
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.
Finnish Local Government Barometer 2006: Inhabitants [computer file]. FSD2238, version 1.1 (2009-10-20). Espoo: TNS Gallup [data collection], 2006. Helsinki: Foundation for Municipal Development [author]. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2009.
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.
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