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FSD3002 Finnish Energy Attitudes 2013

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  • Finnish Energy (ET)

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electric power generation, energy, energy consumption, energy policy, energy prices, energy supply, environment, environmental degradation, fossil fuels, information sources, non-renewable energy, nuclear energy, nuclear power stations, radioactive wastes, renewable energy

Abstract

The survey charted Finnish attitudes to energy production and energy policy.

The respondents' conceptions, opinions, beliefs, assessments, attitudes, and knowledge about energy issues were studied by presenting them with several statements relating to energy production. They were also asked whether Finland should increase or decrease the use of certain energy sources (e.g. coal, peat, natural gas, nuclear power, hydropower, wind power, solar power) in electricity generation.

Trust in various institutions and organisations as sources of information (e.g. different ministries, the government, energy companies, STUK - Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Greenpeace, WWF, the EU and various energy sector organisations) in energy issues was surveyed.

Background variables included the respondent's gender, age group, type of R's municipality of residence, region (NUTS3) of residence, basic and vocational education, occupational status and economic activity, annual gross income of the household, and the political party R would have voted for if the parliamentary elections had been held at the time of the survey.

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