FSD2276 Finnish Voter Barometers 1973-1990: Combined Datashortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Gallup Finland (TNS Gallup Ltd)
University of Helsinki. Department of Political Science
This combined data includes surveys from 1973 to 1990. 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' worries, their image of the parties, and which party they would not vote for. The combined data also include plenty of questions that have not been asked every year.
achievement; 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 1973 - 1990. The annual collection dates have been 9.9.1973 - 17.10.1973, 2.5.1974 - 7.6.1974, March 1975 - April 1975, April 1976, 18.9.1977 - 10.10.1977, 15.9.1978 - 6.10.1978, November 1979, 20.4.1980 - 14.5.1980, 27.2.1981 - 23.3.1981, 10.3.1982 - 13.4.1982, 11.10.1982 - 1.11.1982, February 1983, 9.4.1984 - 2.5.1984, 7.4.1986 - 30.4.1986, 2.4.1987 - 29.4.1987, 10.3.1988 - 30.3.1988, and 17.9.1990 - 30.9.1990.
Finnish population aged 18 and over (excluding the Åland Islands)
Multi-stage stratified sampling
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
The combined data include data sets from 1973 to 1990: FSD1000 Finnish Voter Barometer 1973, FSD1001 Finnish Voter Barometer 1974, FSD1002 Finnish Voter Barometer 1975, FSD1003 Finnish Voter Barometer 1976, FSD1004 Finnish Voter Barometer 1977, FSD1005 Finnish Voter Barometer 1978, FSD1006 Finnish Voter Barometer 1979, FSD1007 Finnish Voter Barometer 1980, FSD1008 Finnish Voter Barometer 1981, FSD1009 Finnish Voter Barometer March 1982, FSD1010 Finnish Voter Barometer November 1982, FSD1011 Finnish Voter Barometer 1983, FSD1012 Finnish Voter Barometer 1984, FSD1013 Finnish Voter Barometer 1986, FSD1014 Finnish Voter Barometer 1987, FSD1015 Finnish Voter Barometer 1988, and FSD1016 Finnish Voter Barometer 1990.
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Number of cases and variables
21042 cases and 3188 variables
See downloadable files at the top of the page
Questionnaires in Finnish: the questionnaires can be found attached to datasets FSD1000-FSD1016
FSD2274 Finnish Voter Barometers 1992-2005 : 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 1973-1990: Combined Data [computer file]. FSD2276, version 1.0 (2007-08-16). Espoo: Gallup Finland (TNS Gallup Ltd) [data collection]. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [producer and distributor], 2007.
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.
Karvonen, Lauri (2009). Politiikan henkilöityminen. Teoksessa: Vaalit yleisödemokratiassa. Eduskuntavaalitutkimus 2007 (toim. Borg, Sami & Paloheimo, Heikki), 94-125. Tampere: Tampere University Press.
Smets, Kaat (2010). A Widening Generational Divide? Assessing the Age Gap in Voter Turnout Between Younger and Older Citizens. Firenze: European University Institute. DOI:10.2870/15899
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.