FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on the past or the future.

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

FSD3519 Future of Youth Work 2030: Survey 2020
This survey charted Finnish youth work professionals' views on the current state and the future of youth work and the needs of the field.

FSD3234 EVA Survey on Finnish Values and Attitudes Winter 2018
The study charted Finnish people's values and attitudes. The themes of the 2018 survey included the powers of the president, income distribution, the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on work and employment, success in life and freedom in society.

FSD3077 Cross-national Survey on the Future of the Welfare State 2015
Citizens of eight European states were asked opinions on the future of the welfare state as well as the role of the EU in social policy and national welfare systems.

FSD2932 Historical Consciousness in Finland 2009: Survey
The study charted Finnish notions of and views on the past, historical consciousness, historical identity, and knowledge about history.

FSD3385 Cultural Distinctions, Generations and Change 1960-2010: Coverage in European Newspaper Articles
This study consists of data on articles in the culture sections of the following leading daily newspapers: Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), Dagens Nyheter (Sweden), The Guardian (Great Britain), Le Monde (France), ABC (1960-1975)/El país (1976-2010) (Spain) and Milliyet (Turkey). The articles were published between the years 1960 and 2010.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on the past or the future 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.