FSD1290 Homosexual Relationships 2001

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Study title

Homosexual Relationships 2001

Dataset ID Number


Persistent identifier


Data Type



  • Räty, Reetta (Helsingin Sanomat. Weekly supplement Nyt)


An online survey on homosexuality, conducted by a Finnish newspaper. The data consist of responses to open-ended questions about same-sex relationships. The respondents described their sexual feelings, experiences with same-sex partners, and their first crushes and sexual experiences. They also described why they were attracted to persons of the same sex. Those living with a partner were asked to describe the partner and their relationship.

The dataset is only available in Finnish.


bisexuality; heterosexuality; homosexuality; sexual behaviour; sexual identity; sexual orientation

Topic Classification


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Finnish Social Science Data Archive


The dataset is (B) available for research, teaching and study.

Data Collector

  • Räty, Reetta (Helsingin Sanomat. Weekly supplement Nyt)

Data Producers

  • Sanoma Corporation

Time Period Covered


Collection Dates

2001-08-16 – 2001-09-30



Geographical Coverage


Analysis/Observation Unit Type



Readers of the Helsingin Sanomat weekly supplement Nyt

Time Method


Sampling Procedure

Non-probability: Availability

The survey was advertised in the weekly supplement Nyt to readers and anyone could respond to it.

Collection Mode

Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)

Research Instrument

Semi-structured questionnaire

Data Files

The data are available in ODT and HTML file formats.

Data File Language

The data files of this dataset are available in the following languages: Finnish.

Qualitative data are available in their original language only and are not translated.

Data Version


Related Datasets

FSD1288 Sexual Identity 2001

FSD1253 Homosexuality 2001

Completeness of Data and Restrictions

Separate letters from readers and responses given on paper by readers are not included in the data.

Citation Requirement

The data and its creators shall be cited in all publications and presentations for which the data have been used. The bibliographic citation may be in the form suggested by the archive or in the form required by the publication.

Bibliographical Citation

Räty, Reetta (Helsingin Sanomat): Homosexual Relationships 2001 [dataset]. Version 2 (2005-02-21). Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor]. http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:fsd:T-FSD1290

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The user shall notify the archive of all publications where she or he has used the data.


The original data creators and the archive bear no responsibility for any results or interpretations arising from the reuse of the data.

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Related Publications Tooltip

Räty, Reetta (2001). Kaltaistensa kanssa. Helsingin Sanomat, Viikkoliite Nyt 37/2001, 10-15.

Study description in machine readable DDI 2.0 format

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