Finnish Citizens' Opinions on the Information Society and Data Protection Based on Survey

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Helsinki, 27 July, 2004 — Finnish Citizens' Opinions on the Information Society and Data Protection Based on Survey

The respondents in the interview surveys were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with certain statements concerning information technology, information society and data protection. This section contains responses to some of the statements and describes the Finns' attitudes to certain related issued that have attracted frequent public attention. What is publicly depicted as the general rule, does not necessarily coincide with the overall experiences of the Finns.

The respondents in the interview surveys were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with certain statements concerning information technology, information society and data protection. This section contains responses to some of the statements and describes the Finns' attitudes to certain related issued that have attracted frequent public attention. What is publicly depicted as the general rule, does not necessarily coincide with the overall experiences of the Finns.

The media talk about "information glut” and stress the importance of networking. On the basis of these surveys, most Finns do not suffer from stress on this score. Similarly all the talk of the ease and usefulness of doing business via the Internet fails to conform to the majority impression as to the most convenient means of communication for such purposes.

For complete results see Statistics Finland's www site.

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http://www.stat.fi/InternetSurvey