FSD2362 Energy Attitudes of the Finns 2004Detailed description (collection | citation | publications)
Kiljunen, Pentti (Yhdyskuntatutkimus)
Keywords: attitudes, coal, electric power supply, energy, energy policy, environment, gas fuels, nuclear energy, nuclear power stations, peat, water power
The survey charted Finnish attitudes to energy production and energy strategy. The data are part of an extensive survey series launched in 1983. The respondents' conceptions, opinions, beliefs, assessments, attitudes, and knowledge about energy issues were studied by presenting them with a number of statements relating to energy production, energy sources, climate change, energy prices, pollution, etc. The respondents were presented with numerous statements relating to energy production, energy policy, environmental effects of energy production, nuclear power and alternative sources of energy. The reliability of various sources of information (e.g. different ministries, energy companies and various organisations) was surveyed. The respondents were also asked whether Finland should increase or decrease the use of certain energy sources (e.g. coal, peat, natural gas, nuclear power, water power, wind power, bioenergy) in electricity generation.
Background variables included the respondent's gender, age group, basic and vocational education, economic activity and occupational status, number of inhabitants in the municipality, region of residence, and which political party R would vote for if the parliamentary elections were held at that time.