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FSD3236 Church Resignation Forms Filed in Finland: Reasons for Resigning 2010-2017

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church, religion, religious affiliation, religious behaviour, religious beliefs, religious institutions, values


The data consist of reasons for leaving church given by 1,005 people who had quit the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland or the Finnish Orthodox Church on the eroakirkosta.fi online service.

The eroakirkosta.fi service allows users the possibility to state their reason(s) for leaving the church. The reason for leaving is asked after the resignation form has been submitted.

Background information includes age and gender.

This dataset is only available in Finnish and Swedish, depending on the respondent's mother tongue.

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