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FSD3153 Finnish Energy Attitudes 2016

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  • Finnish Energy (ET)

Keywords

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

Abstract

The survey investigated Finnish people's attitudes and opinions on energy policy.

The respondents were first asked to place several goals of energy and climate policy (such as "increasing the share or renewable energy", "reasonable price of energy") in an order of importance. Opinions on electricity generation were studied by asking the respondents whether the use of several energy sources, such as coal or oil, in electricity generation should be increased or decreased. Furthermore, the respondents were asked to what extent they agreed or disagreed with statements about several environmental issues, such as climate change, nuclear waste, and renewable energy. Finally, trust in several ogranisations, such as electricity companies and the Ministry of Environment, as sources of information on energy issues were charted.

The background variables included the respondent's gender, age group, type of municipality of residence, region, basic education and vocational education, profession, household gross income, and political party preference.

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