FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on environment and energy.

There are also many datasets that contain individual questions and variables which are potentially useful to researchers of the subject. The data archived at the FSD can be downloaded free of charge from Aila Data Service, according to the conditions set for each dataset.

Please note that below is listed only a sample of all data available at the Data Archive and we encourage you to use keyword search more datasets on the subject on Aila. In addition, datasets suitable for research on the theme may be found from other European data archives by using CESSDA Data Catalogue (Opens in new tab).

Questions and variables of quantitative datasets that have been fielded in English or translated at the FSD can be explored by browsing through Aila variable search. If a quantitative dataset has not yet been translated, you can request a translation free of charge. Qualitative data are only available in their original language. Where applicable, all related materials are freely accessible on the study description page of each dataset.

Datasets on the theme

FSD3513 ISSP 2020: Environment IV: Finnish Data
The 2020 International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) studied Finnish views on nature and the environment. Main themes included climate change, environmental problems, pollution, environmental conservation, what people would be willing to do for the environment and what were important issues for society in general. The 2020 survey is the third survey in the ISSP environment module collected in Finland.

FSD3561 Climate Barometer 2019
The Climate Barometer 2019 survey investigated Finnish attitudes towards climate change. Main themes of the survey included attitudes towards climate change, climate policy, and the effect of climate change on consumer behaviour.

FSD3572 Helsingin Sanomat Waste Survey 2018
This survey, conducted by the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat in 2018, charted Finnish views on waste. Topics in the survey included, for instance, living with waste, attitudes towards waste, and a future of 'zero waste'.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on environment and energy should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world.

In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland (Opens in new tab) also provides services to researchers and archives audio and video material. Research data produced in Finland may also be searched via the Fairdata.fi Etsin (Opens in new tab) . Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA (Opens in new tab) . The UK Data Service (Opens in new tab) has, among other things, a wide variety of excellent qualitative data. Another good source of data is the German GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (Opens in new tab) . The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR (Opens in new tab) are also well worth searching.