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FSD1317 Use of Online Services and Information Technology in Tampere 2002

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  • City of Tampere


Internet, computers, decision making, electronic mail, information society, online services, public political influence, public services


Survey respondents were residents of the City of Tampere (Finland). Questions covered their access to PC, e-mail or Internet. Respondents with Internet access were asked about the location, frequency, duration and purpose of their Internet use. Internet users' familiarity with the City of Tampere website was surveyed. Views were probed on what kind of information, entertainment, services, participation opportunities etc. they would like to access through the city's web pages.

All respondents were asked whether Tampere should concentrate on improving its traditional services, all-purpose one-stop shops, phone services or online services (E-government systems, e-services). Familiarity with eTampere programme was charted. Opinions on the possibilities of participating in decision making and on the importance of different ways of public political influence in the municipality were rated. Background variables included respondent's sex, postal code area, age group, basic education, employment status and household composition.

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