Finnish national election study 1991

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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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Subject area:

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

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Responsible department/unit:

University of Tampere

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Pertti Pesonen - Department of Political Science

Risto Sänkiaho - Department of Political Science

Sami Borg - Department of Political Science

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0583

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

Time period(s) investigated:

1999-01-07 — 1999-05-01

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Finland

Highest geographic unit:

Country

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 18-80 years and residing in Finland

Time Method:

Subject 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.
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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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Version 1.0:

1999-02-26 doi:10.5878/002403

Finnish national election study 1991

Suggested citation:

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Pertti Pesonen - Department of Political Science

Risto Sänkiaho - Department of Political Science

Sami Borg - Department of Political Science

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

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