Religion, Religiosity and Church
FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on religion, religiosity and churches.
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 .
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.
Recent Data Releases
- Role of Science in Finnish Worldviews and Everyday Thinking 2019-2020
- Interviews on Nonreligion with Young Adults in the Capital Region 2018
- Church Resignation Forms Filed in Finland: Reasons for Resigning 2021
- Mental Resilience of Finnish People II 2020
- Mental Resilience of Finnish People I 2020
- Baptism and Godparenting 2018
- Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis in Finnish Parishes 2020
- Parish Employee Survey 2019
- Parish Elected Officials Survey 2019
- Diaconia Barometer 2018
- More data on Aila Data Service
- Quantitative study
- Qualitative study
Datasets on the theme
FSD3081 Social Media Work in Evangelical Lutheran Parishes 2012
The survey charted social media work done in the Evangelical Luther Church of Finland, as well as the respondents' social media skills and attitudes towards social media.
FSD3248 Finnish Views on Lutheranism 2017
This study charted Finnish views on Lutheranism.
FSD3184 Diaconia Barometer 2016
Diaconia Barometers chart Finnish diaconal workers' experiences of their work. The 2016 survey concentrated especially on the 2015 European refugee crisis and the influx of people seeking asylum in Finland.
FSD2829 Spiritual Well-Being of Church Workers 2012
The study investigated the spiritual well-being of persons working for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and what kind of support they had received for maintaining it.
Data in these series also include questions on the theme.
People interested in finding data on religion, religiosity and churches should also take a look at data available at other data archives around the world.
In Finland, the Language Bank of Finland 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 . Services of various European social science data archives can be accessed through the website of CESSDA . The UK Data Service 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 . The extensive holdings of the American ICPSR are also well worth searching.