Finnish Election Study Portal
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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).


Indicators updated

Democracy indicators (available in Finnish) have been updated based on the National Election Study 2015 and other statistical information.


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The Finnish Election Study Portal contains information on elections, citizens’ political participation and political attitudes in Finland. Core information is provided by democracy indicators which enable monitoring the development and state of Finnish democracy. For the time being, the indicators are available in Finnish only.

The portal provides a single point of access to key election and election research data both for Finnish and foreign users. As the portal is still under development, it currently focuses mainly on parliamentary elections data.

Developing democratic processes, as well as monitoring and evaluating the state of democracy are important goals in Finnish society. This web site has been developed with funding from the Ministry of Justice. The Finnish Social Science Data Archive, the national Election Study Consortium and the Ministry of Justice have all provided information resources for the site. Linked resources have been provided, for instance, by Statistics Finland and the National Audit Office.


The Finnish Election Study Portal has been created by the Finnish Social Science Data Archive with funding from the Ministry of Justice.

Sami Borg, Hannele Keckman-Koivuniemi and Tuomas J. Alaterä, all FSD staff members, have created the content of the portal. Web design is by Esa Borg, with contribution from Tuomas J. Alaterä and Matti Heinonen. Translation into English by Henri Annala and Taina Jääskeläinen. Translation into Swedish by Mattias Karlsson (Åbo Akademi).

Finnish Social Science Data Archive & Finnish national election study consortiumUpdated 2018-12-12