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FSD3206 Church Resignation Forms Filed in Finland 2007-2016

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The data contain information about persons who have resigned from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland or the Finnish Orthodox Church via web service Eroakirkosta.fi in 2007-2016. Variables included in the data are date of resignation, type of resignation announcement (e-mail, paper form, direct announcement via web form), municipality of residence, gender, age at the time of resignation (categorised), church, and language.

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