FSD holdings contain a number of data series and individual datasets suitable for research on well-being and social relationships.

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

FSD3250 Finnish Youth Survey 2017
Themes of the Finnish Youth Survey 2017 included learning and education. Questions charted experiences of learning in and outside of school.

FSD3077 Cross-national Survey on the Future of the Welfare State 2015
The survey charted trust in the future of the welfare state and the role of the EU in social policy and social security. Countries studied included Finland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

FSD3103 Social Dimension of the Online Role-Playing Game World of Warcraft 2013-2014
The survey studied the time use of the players of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft (WoW), and the social dimension of the gaming community.

FSD3114 Neighbour Relations and Disputes 2012
The study investigated, among others, interaction with neighbours, friends and acquaintances.

Datasets elsewhere

People interested in finding data on well-being and social relationships 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.