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National Election Study (FNES) 2019

The FNES will be implemented shortly after the parliament election in April 2019.



Longitudinal survey metadata portal FNESdata contains the metadata from all four surveys from the series Finnish National Elections Studies.


National Election Study 2015 data available

The National Election Study 2015 report was published in July 2016. Data from the study is available from the Finnish Social Science Data Archive for research, teaching and learning purposes (FSD3067 Finnish National Election Study 2015).


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The Finnish National Election Study (FNES) 2019

The FNES is implemented shortly after the parliament election in April 2019. The aim is to analyze the voting behavior of the Finnish voters and to provide explanations of the election outcome. The FNES 2019 is conducted by the Finnish National Election Study Consortium, consisting of 30 political scientists from Åbo Akademi University, University of Tampere, University of Helsinki and University of Turku. The collection of election data is coordinated by Åbo Akademi University. In conjunction to the Election Study, the fifth module of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) is collected. The main method for data collection is face-to-face interviews conducted in all of Finland. Because of the magnitude of the study, the interviews are supplemented with a drop-off questionnaire, which the respondents complete and send in afterwards or fill in online. The work with the questionnaires is coordinated by the University of Tampere.

Election studies have been implemented regularly in Finland since the year 2003. They provide new insights about political change and the state of democracy. The results from the FNES 2019 are published in a main report distributed in spring 2020.

Finnish Social Science Data Archive & Finnish national election study consortiumUpdated 2011-02-22