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FSD1085 EVA Survey on Finnish Values and Attitudes 1996

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  • Centre for Finnish Business and Policy Studies (EVA)
  • Yhdyskuntatutkimus

Keywords

European Union, Finland, attitudes, economic and social development, environment, future, market economy, national economy, political power, rural areas, unemployment, urban areas

Abstract

The survey studied Finnish values and attitudes. The respondents were asked to what extent they agreed with a number of statements relating to welfare state and its future, political parties, the media, Finland's economic situation, trade with Russia, unemployment, income disparity, entrepreneurship, workers' participation, trade unions, moonlightning and tax avoidance, EU membership, impact of the economic recession, Finnish culture, government policies, immigration, environmental protection, public services, national identity, strikes, functioning of democracy in Finland, presidential powers, market economy, etc. Views on urban and rural areas and on their future were surveyed. One topic focused on Finnish market economy. The respondents were also asked what Finland should do to improve its international status. Views on the significance of certain issues to the future success of Finland were studied.

Background variables included the respondent's gender, age group, size of municipality of residence, province of residence, type of neighbourhood, main economic activity, basic and vocational education, trade union membership, industry of employment, self-perceived social class, which party R would vote for if the parliamentary elections were held at that time, and voting in the referendum on the EU.

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