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FSD1163 Finnish Opinions on Security Policy and National Defence 1994: Autumn

The dataset is (C) available for research only (including e.g. Master's, licentiate and doctoral theses). The dataset may not be used for other theses (e.g. Bachelor's or polytechnic theses), for other study purposes (e.g. seminar papers, essays) or teaching.

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European Union, civil defence, defence, defence and state security policy, foreign policy, national security, neutrality


In the survey, citizens' views on, for instance, Finnish neutrality policy and the country's foreign policy were probed. The respondents were asked to state their personal opinions on basic defence policy strategies, armed civil defence, as well as on the funding of the Finnish Defence Forces. Attitudes towards organising popular referenda, the financial situation of Finland and the Finns, following politics and news, the European Union, and phenomena influencing the security of Finland and the Finnish citizens were also monitored.

Background variables included the respondent's sex, age group, social group, education, as well as the place and area of residence.

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