FSD2430 EVA Survey on Finnish Values and Attitudes 2009shortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA)
The survey charted Finnish attitudes and values. The respondents were presented with a series of attitudinal statements covering occupational life, work-life balance, social welfare, environmental issues, influencing, decision-making, political life, economy, globalisation, and political power. Confidence in various actors in society, such as the Parliament, the legal system, the police, various media, the social security system, he education system, and civic organisations was surveyed.
The respondents' views were charted on equality in society and inequities related to income distribution and health, origin and ethnicity, and different generations, age groups, and regions. They were also asked to give their opinions on the importance of various factors (e.g. regulation of world economy, excesses of the American market economy system, mistakes made by the current and previous governments, actions of the media, the market system as such) in causing the current economic depression and unemployment. The respondents also assessed the state of the economy and employment at the time of the survey as well as after one, two and five years.
Further questions probed the respondents' attitudes towards the current Finnish market economy. Views were charted on the freedom of enterprise, competition, sociality, speculation, enterprises exercising a monopoly, the power of the economy, the appreciation of work, the power of the trade unions, hard capitalism, paternalistic socialism, and domestic ownership. In addition, satisfaction with income level, relationships, work, possibilities to influence in society, life in general, municipal welfare services, and the functioning of the economy in everyday life was investigated. Finally, the respondents were asked about their attitudes towards EU membership and replacing the Finnish mark with euro, and whether EMU membership and euro had benefited or harmed Finland in the economic crisis of 2009.
Background variables included the respondent's gender, age group, size of municipality of residence, education, and industry of employment.
attitudes; entrepreneurs; environmental quality; equal rights of men and women; European Union; identity; institutions; internationalism; market economy; single European currency; social systems; trust; values
political studies; sociology (FSD Topics Classification)
cultural and national identity; mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion; social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topics Classification)
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Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA)
2.1.2009 - 4.2.2009
People aged aged between 18 and 70 living in Finland (excluding the Åland Islands)
Simple random sampling
Finnish-speaking persons received a questionnaire in Finnish and Swedish-speaking in Swedish. The number of adequately completed questionnaires was 2,346. The data are representative. Most important demographic, social and regional distributions of the sample corresponded relatively accurately with those of the whole population. Distortion was mostly perceived in the age structure. Older respondents returned the questionnaire somewhat more often than younger ones.
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Number of cases and variables
2346 cases and 183 variables
See downloadable files at the top of the page
Questionnaire: pdf file in Finnish and Swedish
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.
EVA Survey on Finnish Values and Attitudes 2009 [computer file]. FSD2430, version 1.3 (2013-04-10). Lempäälä: Yhdyskuntatutkimus [data collection], 2009. Helsinki: Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA) [producer]. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2013.
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The depositor and the archive bear no responsibility for any results or interpretations arising from the secondary use of the data.
Haavisto, Ilkka; Kiljunen, Pentti (2009). Kapitalismi kansan käräjillä. EVAn kansallinen arvo- ja asennetutkimus 2009. [verkkodokumentti]. Helsinki: Taloustieto Oy. http://www.eva.fi/wp-content/uploads/files/2416_kapitalismi_kansan_karajilla.pdf [viitattu 10.4.2013]
Paloheimo, Heikki (2009). Puoluejärjestelmän lohkeamat ja ristiriitaulottuvuudet. Teoksessa: Puolueiden tulevaisuus (toim. Rauli Mickelsson), 15-61. Helsinki: Oikeusministeriö. - (Oikeusministeriön julkaisuja 2009: 6)
Pirkanmaan maakuntaohjelman 2011-2014 seurantamittareiden lähtötaso. Tampere: Pirkanmaan liitto. Sarja E; 19.