Basic Finns was the most popular party in all age groups except for those over 65.
Among the pensioners, the leading parties were the Coalition Party and SDP. When age and gender are combined, the differences are accentuated. Among the relatively young women aged 18–44, 24% voted for SDP, while around 15% evenly supported the Greens, the Coalition and the Left Alliance. Basic Finns is clearly a party favored by men: 33% of men aged 18-64 voted for Basic Finns, and almost three quarters of the party’s votes came from male voters.
According to the report Sanna Marin is by far the most popular party leader among Finns. Anna-Maja Henriksson, Lee Anderssonand Sari Essayah also get high marks. The lowest grades are given Maria Ohisalo, Annika Saarikkoand Hjallis Harkimo. Many of the report’s analyzes reveal significant differences between liberal and conservative values: women are, on average, more liberal than men.
There are also conflicting political subject preferences in Finland. The most positive about Finland’s EU membership are the supporters of the Greens, the Coalition and the SDP, and the most dissatisfied are the supporters of the Basic Finns. The analyzes of the report show that there is significant dissatisfaction with the social and health care reform by welfare area. Among individual political issues, Finland’s NATO membership is the most supported. The report also shows that Finns support democratic governance and the majority of Finns trust central democratic institutions. Overall, satisfaction with Marin’s government is high, only more than half of Perus Finns are dissatisfied with the previous government.
The research conducted before and immediately after the parliamentary elections was presented today at the Suomi Areena event in Pori. The English report has been prepared by political science professors Kimmo Grönlund and Kim Strandberg, a total of 15 participants. The report consists of 17 chapters that broadly cover voting and political opinion. It is based on the responses of a public opinion survey funded by the Academy of Finland, in which there were a maximum of 3,885 respondents.
Source: The Nordic Page