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FSD3030 European Parliamentary Elections 2014: Candidate Responses to Helsingin Sanomat Candidate Selector

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  • Mäkinen, Esa (Helsingin Sanomat. Data journalism)

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European Parliament, European Parliament candidates, European Parliament elections, elections, parliamentary candidates, political attitudes, voting advice applications

Abstract

This dataset consists of responses by Finnish candidates in the 2014 European Parliament election to a voting advice application maintained by the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. The candidates were presented with thirty attitudinal statements which they evaluated on a five-point Likert scale. These statements concerned, for instance, EU membership and the Union's usefulness for Finland, immigration, economy, and values.

Background variables included party, age and education.

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