FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on immigration, foreigners and racism.

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

FSD2958 Citizen Deliberation on Immigration: Survey Data 2012
The study charted the impact of deliberation on the participants' attitudes, especially in relation to immigration.

FSD2359 Finnish Attitudes towards Immigrants 2007
The study investigated Finnish attitudes towards foreign job seekers, refugees, and immigrants of five different nationalities.

FSD2354 International Students in Finnish Universities 2007
The objective of the survey was to find out how international students in Finnish universities experience their level of integration in the academic community and Finnish society, and to examine the factors influencing the integration.

FSD2100 Survey of Foreign Students in Five Finnish Universities 2005
The survey canvassed foreign degree students' reasons for immigrating to Finland, their integration to Finnish society and university life as well as their employment situation, means to cover living costs and future plans.

FSD2541 Immigrants in Southeast Finland 2003
The survey studied integration, education, employment, and language skills of immigrants living in less densely populated areas in Finland.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on immigration, foreigners and racism 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.