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FSD1168 Finnish Opinions on Security Policy and National Defence 1998: Autumn

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armed forces, conflict resolution, conscription, defence, defence and state security policy, foreign policy, international alliances, international conflict resolution, national security


The survey studied Finnish citizens' views on, for example, armed defence and the country's foreign policy. The respondents were also asked to state their personal opinions on military alliances, Finnish Defence Forces funding, domestic defence industries, and the conscription army.

Background variables included the respondent's gender, age group, economic activity, type of municipality of residence, basic education, vocational education, household gross income, number of children, number of household members, region and province of residence, which party R would vote for if the parliamentary elections were held at that time, and which party R had voted for in the 1996 municipal elections.

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