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Finnish survey of journalists' voting preferences (2012)
We were finally able to obtain a complete copy of a survey of Finnish journalists. This is the final sample for our large cross-national journalist project.
Unfortunately, it's in unreadable Finnish! However, Twitter to the rescue and Fatidicus Aeternus provided a translation. I post it here for prosperity's sake and so others can easily find it: Finnish name Party Journalists% Adjusted General% Kansallinen Kokoomus National Coalition Party 18 21.95 20.4 Suomen sosialidemokraattinen puolue Social Democratic Party of Finland 8 9.76 19.1 Perussuomalaiset Finns Party 2 2.44 19.1 Suomen Keskusta Centre Party of Finland 9 10.98 15.8 Vasemmistoliitto Left Alliance 12 14.63 8.1 Vihreä liitto Green League 26 31.71 7.3 Svenska folkpartiet i Finland Swedish People's Party of Finland 5 6.10 4.3 Kristillisdemokraatit Christian Democrats 2 2.44 4 Åländsk Samling Åland Coalition 0 0.00 0.3 Don't want to say 13 No vote 5 total total 100 100.00 definite only 82
The adjusted column are the normalized values calculated by distributing the non-voting/don't want to say votes equally among the parties (by multiplying by 100/82).
As a bonus, there's also this, left for the reader to ponder:
Which party would you never vote for?
44% Finns Party
12% no party out of question
11% did not want to answer
10% Christian Democrats
8% National Coalition Party
6% Left Alliance
4% Green League
2% Centre Party
1% Swedish People's Party
1% Social Democratic Party
Journalists mirror general public in the question of joining NATO: 18% for and 62% against, general public 17% for and 62% against.
Greater wealth redistribution: 67% for 24% against CEO's salaries are problematic >71% agree >22% disagree
47% of the general public supported gay marriage, while 79% of journalists did in 2010
~60% of Finns thought immigration policy was not strict enough, 13% among journalists