FSD1160 Finnish Opinions on Security Policy and National Defence 1993: Autumn

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European Community, European Union, civil defence, conflict resolution, defence, defence and state security policy, foreign policy, membership, national security, neutrality


The survey studied citizens' opinions on Finnish neutrality and foreign policy. The respondents were asked to state their views on basic defence policy solutions, armed civil defence, peace-keeping, and on the funding of the Finnish Defence Forces. In addition, opinions on the presidential elections, EC membership, status of the Ă…land Islands, as well as phenomena influencing the security of Finland and the Finnish citizens were probed.

Background variables included the respondent's gender, age, basic and vocational education, household income, household composition, economic activity, type of municipality of residence, province of residence, which political party R would vote for if the parliamentary elections were held at that time, and which party R had voted for in the municipal elections.

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