FSD2358 Energy Attitudes of the Finns 2006

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

Download the data

Study description in other languages

Related files

  • No other files available


  • Kiljunen, Pentti (Yhdyskuntatutkimus)


air pollution, biofuels, energy, energy consumption, energy generation, energy policy, energy prices, energy supply, environment, environmental degradation, fossil fuels, hydropower, information sources, non-renewable energy, nuclear energy, radioactive wastes, renewable energy, wind energy


The survey charted Finnish attitudes to energy production and energy strategy. The data are part of an extensive survey series launched in 1983. The respondents' conceptions, opinions, beliefs, assessments, attitudes, and knowledge about energy issues were studied by presenting them with a number of statements relating to energy production, energy sources, climate change, energy prices, pollution, etc. They were also asked whether Finland should increase or decrease the use of certain energy sources (e.g. coal, peat, natural gas, nuclear power, water power, wind power, bioenergy) in electricity generation. Views on the sources of atmospheric aerosol particles, i.e. particulate matter, were charted. Opinions were also surveyed on the reliability of various organisations and institutions as sources of information on the risks, environmental effects and costs of different energy production alternatives.

Background variables included the respondent's gender, age group, basic and vocational education, economic activity and occupational status, number of inhabitants in the municipality, region of residence, and which political party R would vote for if the parliamentary elections were held at that time.

Study description in machine readable DDI 2.0 format

Creative Commons License
Metadata record is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.