FSD2783 Energy Attitudes of the Finns 2011

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energy, energy consumption, energy efficiency, energy generation, energy policy, energy prices, energy supply, environment, environmental degradation, fossil fuels, hydropower, information sources, non-renewable energy, nuclear energy, nuclear power stations, 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 numerous statements relating to energy production. They were also asked whether Finland should increase or decrease the use of certain energy sources (e.g. coal, peat, natural gas, nuclear power, hydropower, wind power, renewable energy) in electricity generation.

Opinions on the Finnish Parliament's decision to grant licences for two new nuclear power plants were charted as well as views on the preferred number of licences. Trust in various institutions and organisations as sources of information (e.g. different ministries, the government, energy companies, STUK - Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, Greenpeace, WWF, the EU and various energy sector organisations) was surveyed.

Background variables included the respondent's gender, age group, size of R's municipality of residence, region (NUTS3) of residence, basic and vocational education, occupational status and economic activity, and the political party R would have voted for if the parliamentary elections had been held at the time of the survey.

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