FSD2297 Trust in Government Ministries 2000shortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Harisalo, Risto (University of Tampere. Department of Management and Public Law)
Stenvall, Jari (University of Tampere. Department of Management and Public Law)
The survey charted the respondents' trust in various government ministries and their opinions on the actions of the ministries.
The respondents were asked how actively they followed or how interested they were in various issues, such as local government policy, state policy, the actions of the ministries, and civic activity. They were also asked how familiar they thought they were with the actions of the given ministries. Some questions pertained to trust. The respondents assessed how much they trusted different government ministries and various social institutions (e.g. Parliament, the church, the media, the police, the European Union).
Views were probed on the importance and influentiality of various government ministries. The respondents were presented with a set of attitudinal statements pertaining to the policies of the ministries. Opinions were also charted on how well different values (e.g. impartiality, expertise, fairness, incorruptibility) are realised in the actions of the ministries.
Background variables included the respondent's gender, age, education, occupational group, and size of municipality of residence.
administrative structures; administrators; authority; central government; government ministers; institutions; policy; politics; trust; values
administrative sciences; organisation studies (FSD Topics Classification)
government, political systems and organisations (CESSDA Topics Classification)
Responses to open-ended question bv10 are not included in the data.
Access to the data granted for scientific and teaching purposes. FSD's access application procedure.
University of Tampere. Department of Management and Public Law
Ministry of Finance
December 2000 - February 2001
People aged 18-70 living in Finland (excluding the Åland Islands)
Simple random sampling. Sample size 2,000.
The first round yielded 484 responses. After the second round, the total number of responses was 783.
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Questionnaire: pdf file in Finnish
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Harisalo, Risto & Stenvall, Jari: Trust in Government Ministries 2000 [computer file]. FSD2297, version 1.0 (2007-12-13). Helsinki: Ministry of Finance [producer]. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2007.
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Harisalo, Risto & Stenvall, Jari (2001). Luottamus kansalaisyhteiskunnan peruskivenä. Kansalaisten luottamus ministeriöihin. Valtion keskushallinnon uudistaminen. Helsinki: Valtiovarainministeriö.