Citizen Safety and Security


Citizen Safety and Security surveys chart the Finnish public opinion on these issues. Funded by the Finnish National Rescue Association (SPEK), the surveys are conducted as telephone interviews for 18-79-year-old persons who speak Finnish as their mother tongue and live in Finland. The surveys collect views on issues such as public and personal preparedness for various threats and disruptions that endanger the functions of society or the respondents' personal safety and livelihood. In addition, views are studied on the fairness of society and which factors and actors decrease or increase their feelings of safety and security. The first data for the series were collected in 2015. Subsequently, the study has been conducted biennially with many questions repeated.