FSD2274 Finnish Voter Barometers 1992-2005: Combined Datashortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Gallup Finland (TNS Gallup Ltd)
This combined data includes surveys from 1992 to 2005. Survey themes include voting behaviour, opinions on the government and the parties, and attitudes towards national political issues. In addition, the respondents' economic expectations and political participation have often been studied, as well as their opinions on local politics, and the significance of the party leader to a party.
Background variables have often included the social class of the respondent and the household head, economic activity of the household head, the respondent's education, age, mother tongue, gender, party membership, political views, trade union membership, and the household's annual income. There are also regional variables.
Even though the variables are not always fully comparable from one survey to another, all kinds of comparisons over time are possible. The questions that have remained almost unchanged over the years cover the respondents' political view, their image of the parties, and how the government had succeeded in various tasks. The combined data also include plenty of questions that have not been asked every year, including the questions on the European Parliament elections and the choice of the members of the European Parliament, questions on election advertising and voting intentions, as well as questions on the characteristics of the members of the parliament, the EU constitution, and the focus of political attention.
achievement; constitutions; election campaigns; elections; European integration; European Parliament elections; government; local government elections; parliamentary elections; political attitudes; political behaviour; political parties; political support; voting
political studies (FSD Topics Classification)
mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion (CESSDA Topics Classification)
Access to the data granted for scientific and teaching purposes. FSD's access application procedure.
Gallup Finland (TNS Gallup Ltd)
Finnish Social Science Data Archive
The data have been collected in 1992 - 2005. The annual collection dates have been 27.3.1992 - 31.3.1992, 28.8.1992 - 1.9.1992, year 1993, 28.10.1994 - 1.11.1994, 3.2.1995 - 7.2.1995, 30.8.1996 - 3.9.1996, 5.3.1997 - 9.3.1997, 3.10.1997 - 7.10.1997, 13.2.1998 - 17.2.1998, 11.9.1998 - 15.9.1998, 27.1.1999 - 31.1.1999, September 2000, September 2001 - October 2001, 19.4.2002 - 23.4.2002, 10.4.2002 - 8.10.2002, 6.10.2003 - 12.10.2003, 16.2.2004 - 22.2.2004, and 28.3.2005 - 3.4.2005.
Finnish population aged 15 and over (excluding the Åland Islands)
The data have been collected with the help of GallupChannel telepanel (PCs and Internet terminals in respondent households). Multi-stage stratified sample was used.
Telepanel survey (GallupChannel)
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
The combined data include data sets from 1992 to 2005: FSD1033 Finnish Voter Barometer March 1992, FSD1029 Finnish Voter Barometer August-September 1974, FSD1050 Finnish Voter Barometer 1993, FSD1030 Finnish Voter Barometer October-November 1994, FSD1031 Finnish Voter Barometer February 1995, FSD1032 Finnish Voter Barometer August-September 1996, FSD1034 Finnish Voter Barometer March 1997, FSD1035 Finnish Voter Barometer October 1997, FSD1036 Finnish Voter Barometer February 1998, FSD1037 Finnish Voter Barometer September 1998, FSD1038 Finnish Voter Barometer January 1999, FSD1198 Finnish Voter Barometer September 2000, FSD1199 Finnish Voter Barometer September-October 2001, FSD1264 Finnish Voter Barometer April 2002, FSD1263 Finnish Voter Barometer Autumn 2002, FSD2134 Finnish Voter Barometer October 2003, FSD2135 Finnish Voter Barometer February 2004, and FSD2136 Finnish Voter Barometer March-April 2005.
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Number of cases and variables
24235 cases and 890 variables
See downloadable files at the top of the page
FSD2276 Finnish Voter Barometers 1973-1990 : Combined Data
Data Appraisal and Notes
The variables in the data have not been harmonised in connection with combining.
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 Voter Barometers 1992-2005: Combined Data [computer file]. FSD2274, version 1.1 (2008-01-30). Espoo: Gallup Finland (TNS Gallup Ltd) [data collection]. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [producer and distributor], 2008.
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.
Elo, Kimmo & Rapeli, Lauri (2008). Suomalaisten politiikkatietämys. Helsinki: Edita Prima. Oikeusministeriön julkaisuja 2008:6.
Hart, Linda & Kovalainen, Anne & Holli, Anne Maria (2009). Gender and Power in Politics and Business in Finland. In: Kön och makt i Norden: Del I Landsrapporter (eds. Kirsti Niskanen & Anita Nyberg), 65-130. Copenhagen: Nordiska ministerrådet. TemaNord 2009:569.
Karvonen, Lauri (2009). Politiikan henkilöityminen. Teoksessa: Vaalit yleisödemokratiassa. Eduskuntavaalitutkimus 2007 (toim. Borg, Sami & Paloheimo, Heikki), 94-125. Tampere: Tampere University Press.
Smets, Kaat (2013). De opkomstkloof tussen jong volwassenen en ouderen in nationale verkiezingen. Een vergelijkend onderzoek (The Age Gap in Voter Turnout Between Young Adults and Older Citizens in National Elections. A Comparative Study). Res Publica 55(1), 11-36.
Vaalit yleisödemokratiassa. Eduskuntavaalitutkimus 2007 (2009). Toim. Borg, Sami & Paloheimo, Heikki. Tampere: Tampere University Press.