FSD3780 EVA Survey on Finnish Values and Attitudes Autumn 2022

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  • Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA)


NATO, attitudes, climate change, cost reduction, electricity supply, energy, energy consumption, energy prices, energy security, energy transition, foreign investment, market economy, national security, public debt, public finance, war


The survey charted Finnish values and attitudes, focusing on climate change, public finances and debt, market economy, energy crisis followed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, national security, Finland's membership in NATO, and foreign investment.

First, the respondents were asked to what extent they agreed or disagreed with 60 attitudinal statements related to the main themes.

Some questions investigated the energy crisis. The respondents were asked how threatening they considered rising energy prices be to national economy and to their own and other people's livelihood, how problematic potential power cuts would be and what was the main heating system in their home. They were asked how likely it was that they would undertake certain measures to adapt to higher energy prices (shorten showering time, use electricity at cheaper times etc). Opinions were charted on different power and heating sources.

Financial matters were studied with questions relating to household finances, estimates of the development of the respondent's own and national finances, and measures to support household and public finances. Views on expenditure cuts to different public sectors and services were surveyed.

Climate change attitude questions investigated how possible the respondents considered adopting certain measures to combat climate change to be. Measures mentioned included giving up eating meat, dairy products or flying, reducing room temperature at home, teleworking, moving to a smaller home etc. NATO-related questions focused on attitudes to Finland's NATO membership. The respondents were also presented a number of factors and asked whether these were strengths or weaknesses when Finland competed for investments. Opinions were charted on Finland's EU membership and the adoption of the euro.

Background variables included the respondent's age group, number of inhabitants in the municipality of residence, region (NUTS3), type of employer, working hours, type of employment contract, education, economic activity and occupational status, employment sector, trade union membership, what political party would vote for in parliamentary elections, self-perceived social class, mother tongue and year of birth.

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