FSD1072 Energy Attitudes of the Finns 1993

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  • Hoikka, Paavo (University of Tampere. Department of Local Government Studies)
  • Kiljunen, Pentti (University of Tampere. Department of Local Government Studies)


coal, electric power generation, energy, energy consumption, energy efficiency, energy policy, energy prices, energy supply, environment, environmental degradation, fossil fuels, fuel oils, gas fuels, hydropower, non-renewable energy, nuclear energy, renewable energy, solar energy, wind energy


The survey charted Finnish attitudes towards energy policy issues. The data are part of an extensive survey series launched in 1983. The respondents' conceptions, opinions, beliefs, assessments, attitudes, and knowledge about various energy issues were studied by presenting several statements about energy production and energy conservation. The respondents were also asked in what direction electric power production should be developed in Finland.

Some questions charted what motivates or hinders citizens' individual energy saving, and probed the respondents' views on how reliable they thought certain bodies (e.g. electric power companies, nature conservation organizations) were as an information source of household energy saving issues. The respondents were also asked what they thought about the parliament's decision not to approve the construction of a fifth nuclear power plant.

Background variables included the respondent's gender, age, size of the municipality of residence, region, occupation, education, and which political party R would vote for if the parliamentary elections were held at that time.

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