FSD2519 Finnish Democracy Barometer January 2010: Citizensshortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Ministry of Justice
The survey charted the state of Finnish democracy. It was conducted as part of the democracy policy document prepared by the Ministry of Justice. First, the respondents were presented with a set of attitudinal statements relating to democracy and well it functions in their municipality of residence, Finland or the EU. Interest in politics and the importance of voting were also surveyed. The respondents evaluated how well a number of influential bodies, such as the President, the Prime Minister, Parliament, the Government, the opposition parties, had succeeded in performing their tasks. Trust in the President, Parliament, the Government, the EU, the media, trade unions and political parties was also charted. Finally, views were probed on the election campaign funding (election financing) debate.
Background variables included the respondent's gender, age, education, economic activity and occupational status, employment situation, the size, composition and annual gross income of the household, and political party choice in elections.
decision making; democracy; election campaigns; political parties; politics; public political influence; trust; 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.
TNS Gallup Finland
Ministry of Justice
4.1.2010 - 15.1.2010
Finnish population aged 15 or over (excluding the Åland Islands)
Multistage stratified sampling
Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Number of cases and variables
1002 cases and 62 variables
See downloadable files at the top of the page
FSD2520 Finnish Democracy Barometer January 2010: IRC-Galleria
Data Appraisal and Notes
At present, the data archive holds no detailed information on the weight variable, sampling procedure or the questionnaire.
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 Democracy Barometer January 2010: Citizens [computer file]. FSD2519, version 1.0 (2010-05-04). Espoo: TNS Gallup [data collection], 2010. Helsinki: MTV3 & Helsinki: Ministry of Justice [producers], 2010. Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2010.
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.
Demokratiapuntari 2010. Yhteenveto (2010). Helsinki: TNS Gallup & Oikeusministeriö & MTV3.