Finnish national election study 1991

SND-ID: SND 0583

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Pertti Pesonen - Department of Political Science

Risto Sänkiaho - Department of Political Science

Sami Borg - Department of Political Science

Description

The 1991 general election in Finland took place on March 17. In connection with the election an election study was carried out, in which respondents were interviewed both before and after the election. The pre-election interview included questions on membership in trade unions, political parties and other organizations. Habits concerning newspapers were also scrutinized, as well as the respondents exposure to news programs on radio and television. Respondents were asked about their general interest in politics, their willingness to join different activities to get influence on certain issues, as well as their participation in different political activities. For a number of statements concerning politics and political parties the respondents had to state if they agreed or disagreed, they had to place seventeen different groups in society on a scale between -50 and +50 depending on if they felt negative or positive towards them, and for a number of power holder in society they had to indicate if they had too much, too little or the right amount of power. Knowledge about current situation in the

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Language

English

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

University of Tampere

Responsible department/unit

University of Tampere
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals aged 18-80 years and residing in Finland

Time Method

Time period(s) investigated

1999-01-07–1999-05-01

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Finland

Highest geographic unit

Country

Topic and keywords

Research area

Political behaviour and attitudes, Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Political Science (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Borg, S., & Sänkiaho, R. (eds.) (1995) The Finnish Voter. Helsinki: Finnish Political Science Association. ISBN: 951-96131-8-8.
Libris Library of Congress Google Books
ISBN: 9519613188

Borg, S., & Ruostetsaari, I. (2002) Suuret ikäluokat ja valta. Hyvinvointikatsaus 1/2002: 51-58.

Pesonen, P., Sänkiaho, R., & Borg, S. (1993) Vaalikansan äänivalta: tutkimus eduskuntavaaleista ja valitsijakunnasta Suomen poliittisessa järjestelmässä. Helsinki: WSOY.

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Finnish national election study 1991

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Citation

Pertti Pesonen, Risto Sänkiaho, Sami Borg. University of Tampere (1999). <em>Finnish national election study 1991</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002403">https://doi.org/10.5878/002403</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Pertti Pesonen - Department of Political Science

Risto Sänkiaho - Department of Political Science

Sami Borg - Department of Political Science

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1999-01-07–1999-05-01
  • Data collector: Statistics Finland
  • Source of the data: Population group

Variables

471

Number of individuals/objects

1472

Published: 1997-01-01
Last updated: 2019-02-05