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FSD1071 Energy Attitudes of the Finns 1992

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  • Hoikka, Paavo (University of Tampere. Department of Local Government Studies)
  • Kiljunen, Pentti (University of Tampere. Department of Local Government Studies)

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businesses, coal, electric power generation, energy, energy consumption, energy policy, energy prices, energy supply, environment, environmental degradation, fossil fuels, fuel oils, gas fuels, hydropower, non-renewable energy, nuclear energy, renewable energy, solar energy, wind energy

Abstract

The survey studied Finnish public opinion on energy policy issues. The data are part of an extensive survey series launched in 1983. The respondents' conceptions, opinions, beliefs, assessments, attitudes, and knowledge about various energy issues were studied by presenting several statements about energy production. The respondents were asked in what direction electric power production should be developed in Finland, and how well the country's energy policy takes certain aspects into consideration (e.g. energy prices, safety, employment, environmentally friendly energy solutions). The respondents were also asked whether they would prefer nuclear power to coal.

Some topics pertained to company image: whether the respondents recognised the names of various energy companies, what kind of image they had of these companies, and which characteristics described the energy company Imatran Voima.

Background variables included the respondent's gender, age, size of the municipality of residence, region, occupation, education, and which political party R would vote for if the parliamentary elections were held at that time.

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