FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets that provide insight into the life in the 100-year-old Finland.

The data archived at the FSD can be downloaded free of charge from Aila Data Service, according to the conditions set for each dataset. Please note that below is listed only a sample of all data available at the Archive and we encourage you to search more datasets and variables on Aila. Data on the theme can also be found in Language Bank of Finland, which archives audio and video material.

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing their codebooks or through Aila variable search. If a quantitative dataset has not yet been translated, you can request a translation free of charge. Qualitative data are only available in their original language. Where applicable, the codebook and other related material are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

FSD celebrated the centenary of Finland's independence in 2017 by publishing a new theme page on the sixth day of each month. On the eve of the Independence Day, 5 December, we published this theme page entitled Life in the 100-year-old Finland, which features data collected in Finland in 2016, 2017 and 2018. These data paint a picture of what Finland is like right now and what Finns think about different issues.

Other datasets

FSD3129 Children and Youth Leisure Survey 2016
The survey studied the leisure time activities, media use and exercise habits of Finnish children and young people. The respondents included young people themselves as well as their parents.

FSD3137 Finnish Science Barometer 2016
The survey investigated Finnish public opinion on science and research as well as views on the possibilities and risks posed by them. The 2016 collection round included a question charting views on education budget cuts introduced by the Finnish government and the effect of these cuts on science.

FSD3162 Finnish Perceptions of Justice: Citizens 2016
The study charted Finns' attitudes towards crime, punishment, judges, courts and criminals. The respondents were asked, among others, their opinions on suitable punishments for various crimes. Finnish district court judges' perceptions of justice were also surveyed: FSD3163 Finnish Perceptions of Justice: Judges 2016

FSD3133 Development Cooperation Survey 2016
The survey examined Finnish opinions on and knowledge of the country's development cooperation, including its importance, content, objectives, and allocation.