Religion, Religiosity and Church
FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on religion, religiosity and churches.
There are also many datasets that contain individual questions and variables which are potentially useful to researchers of the subject. 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 on the subject on Aila.
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.
Recent Data Releases
- Parish Support to Asylum Seekers 2016
- Church Statistics Development Survey 2013
- Understanding People and Understanding Things 2013 and 2015
- Understanding People and Understanding Things 2013
- Popular Music Divine Services Survey 2013-2014
- ISSP 2018: Religion IV: Finnish Data
- Workplace Well-Being in the Public Sector 2014
- Marriage and the Lutheran Church 2017
- Church Resignation Forms Filed in Finland: Reasons for Resigning 2010-2017
- Ananda Magazine Yoga Survey 2013
- More data on Aila Data Service
- Quantitative study
- Qualitative study
FSD3081 Social Media Work in Evangelical Lutheran Parishes 2012
The survey charted social media work done in the Evangelical Luther Church of Finland, as well as the respondents' social media skills and attitudes towards social media.
FSD2829 Spiritual Well-Being of Church Workers 2012
The study investigated the spiritual well-being of persons working for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and what kind of support they had received for maintaining it.
FSD2229 Religion and the Finns 2006
The survey charted the religiosity of the Finns, their attitudes towards religion, and their views of different religions and denominations. The dataset is the Finnish pre-test data for the ISSP 2008 survey.
Data in these series also include questions on the theme.
People interested in finding data on religion, religiosity and churches should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world.
In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland also provides services to researchers and archives audio and video material. Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA. The UK Data Service has, among other things, a wide variety of excellent qualitative data. Another good source of data is the German GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR are also well worth searching.