FSD1051 Finnish EU Attitudes 1999

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Study title

Finnish EU Attitudes 1999

Dataset ID Number


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Data Type



  • Centre for Finnish Business and Policy Studies (EVA)
  • Yhdyskuntatutkimus


The survey studied Finnish citizens' satisfaction with the EU membership and the way Finnish officials handle EU issues, their attitudes towards the future of the Union, and views on security policy. The respondents were asked how interested they are in matters related to Finland's EU membership, how they feel about the membership, and what should Finland aim at under its EU presidency. Views on the European integration and EU enlargement were surveyed. The respondents were asked to assess the way various bodies (the government, organisations, public officials, private enterprises, the media, etc.) handle EU issues. Opinions on what would happen if the EU enlarged to Eastern Europe were surveyed.

Background variables included the respondent's gender, age group, size of municipality of residence, province of residence, basic and vocational education, economic activity, trade union membership, and which party R would vote for if the parliamentary elections were held at that time.


European Union; European integration; Finland; defence and state security policy; membership

Topic Classification


Finnish EU Attitudes 1992-2012


Finnish Social Science Data Archive


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Data Collector

  • Yhdyskuntatutkimus

Data Producers

  • Centre for Finnish Business and Policy Studies

Time Period Covered


Collection Dates

1999-09-13 – 1999-11-08



Geographical Coverage


Analysis/Observation Unit Type



Finnish population aged 18-70 years (excluding the Åland Islands)

Time Method

Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section

Sampling Procedure

Probability: Simple random

The material was collected through a mail survey. There were 1,277 respondents in all, representing the Finnish population aged 18-70 years, the Åland Islands excluded. The essential demographic, social and regional factors correspond to the population structure. The questionnaire was in Finnish and the survey was carried out in two waves (original questionnaire survey and one additional query).

Collection Mode

Self-administered questionnaire: Paper

Research Instrument

Structured questionnaire

Data File Language

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Number of Cases and Variables

104 variables and 1277 cases.

Data Version


Completeness of Data and Restrictions

Responses to open-ended questions are missing from the data.


There are no weight variables in the data.

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Bibliographical Citation

Centre for Finnish Business and Policy Studies (EVA) & Yhdyskuntatutkimus: Finnish EU Attitudes 1999 [dataset]. Version 2.0 (2018-07-19). Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor]. https://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:fsd:T-FSD1051

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Related Publications Tooltip

Finnish EU attitudes: Autumn 1999 (1999). Helsinki: Centre for Finnish Business and Policy Studies (EVA).

Suomalaisten EU-kannanotot: syksy 1999 (1999). Helsinki: Elinkeinoelämän valtuuskunta (EVA).

Westinen, Jussi (2011). Yhteiskunnallisten ristiriitaulottuvuuksien ja puoluevalinnan suhde eduskuntavaaleissa 1991-2007. Tilastollinen analyysi. Tampere: Tampereen yliopisto. Valtio-opin pro gradu -tutkielma.

Haikonen, Jyrki & Kiljunen, Pentti (2003). Mitä mieltä, suomalainen? EVAn asennetutkimuksien kertomaa vuosilta 1984-2003. Helsinki: Taloustieto. EVA-raportti.

Tuokko, Katja (2012) From Left to West: The position of Vasemmistoliitto on European integration in 1990 - 1998. Poliittisen historian pro gradu -tutkielma. Helsingin yliopisto. hdl:10138/37140

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