FSD2362 Energy Attitudes of the Finns 2004shortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Kiljunen, Pentti (Yhdyskuntatutkimus)
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.
attitudes; coal; electric power supply; energy; energy policy; environment; gas fuels; nuclear energy; nuclear power stations; peat; water power
environmental studies (FSD Topics Classification)
environmental degradation/pollution and environmental protection; natural resources and energy (CESSDA Topics Classification)
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Teollisuuden Voima (TVO)"
28.10.2004 - 17.1.2005
People aged 18-70 living in Finland (excluding the Åland Islands)
Simple random sampling. The questionnaire was sent to 3700 persons, aged 18 - 70, and randomly sampled from Finland's population register. Altogether, three separate samples were selected. The entire Finnish population, including both Swedish-speaking and Finnish-speaking persons but excluding the Åland Islands residents, was represented by a sample of 3000 persons. Two additional samples of 350 persons represented the inhabitants of Loviisa and Eurajoki.
The number of adequately completed questionnaires was 1189 and the total response rate was 32,1. Response rate varied somewhat between the samples: for the sample representing the entire Finnish population it was 32,0 %, for Loviisa 32,6 % and for Eurajoki 32,9 %.
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Number of cases and variables
1189 cases and 105 variables
See downloadable files at the top of the page
Questionnaire: pdf file in Finnish
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.
Energy Attitudes of the Finns 2004 [computer file]. FSD2362, version 1.0 (2008-09-02). Lempäälä: Yhdyskuntatutkimus & Vantaa: Enprima [data collection], 2004. Espoo: Fortum & Helsinki: Teollisuuden Voima [producers], 2004. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [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.
Energia-asenteet 2004: seurantatutkimustietoa suomalaisten suhtautumisesta energiapoliittisiin kysymyksiin 1983-2004 (2005) [verkkodokumentti]. Energia-alan Keskusliitto (FINERGY) & Yhdyskuntatutkimus. http://www.sci.fi/~yhdys/eas_04/eas-tied_04.htm [viitattu 04.09.2008].
Kari, Mika & Kojo, Matti & Litmanen, Tapio (2010). Community Divided. Adaptation and Aversion towards the Spent Nuclear Fuel Repository in Eurajoki and its Neighbouring Municipalities. Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä. Tampere: University of Tampere. URN:ISBN:978-951-39-4149-9
Kojo, Matti, Kari, Mika & Litmanen, Tapio (2012). Nuclear community considering threats and benefits of final disposal. Local opinions regarding the spent nuclear fuel repository in Finland. International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management (IJETM) 15(2),124-145.