My Nature Relationship survey 2020

Raatikainen, Kaisa; Niemelä, Riikka; Tupala, Anna-Kaisa; Laulumaa, Anna-Mari. (2023). My Nature Relationship survey 2020. V. 15.6.2023. University of Jyväskylä.

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All authorsRaatikainen, Kaisa; Niemelä, Riikka; Tupala, Anna-Kaisa; Laulumaa, Anna-Mari


FundersKone Foundation


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Publication year2023

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Description of the dataset

DescriptionThe project "A sacred place? Discourses and place embeddedness of Finnish human-nature relationship" combined scientific and arts-based methodologies in investigating human-nature relations from a transdisciplinary perspective. The project was funded by the Kone Foundation in years 2020 to 2022.

As part of it, a public online survey was conducted on the diversity of human-nature relations within the context of Finland. The aim of the survey was to collect information on different understandings and experiences on nature. The data was collected using a questionnaire that could be answered (in Finnish) on the internet in between August 7th and November 2nd, 2020. Only respondents aged over 18 years were included. Surveying begun in August 2020 using snowball sampling, and in October-November 2020 the sample was enlarged using the survey panelists of the company Suomen Onlinetutkimus, Inc. In total, 726 respondents participated in the survey. Responding was anonymous and no direct identifiers were collected. Information on respondents' background was collected using generalized categorical variables. The main content of the survey consisted of statements, to which the respondents expressed their agreement or disagreement using a 5-step Likert scale. To ensure the anonymity and personal data security of the respondents, the published version of the survey data excludes two variables that contained responses in a free-text format.


Keywords (YSO)relation to naturequestionnaire surveyinterdisciplinary researchcultural sustainabilitysustainability sciencediscourse research

Fields of science1172 Environmental sciences520 Other social sciences

Follow-up groupsEcology and Evolutionary Biology (Department of Biological and Environmental Science BIOENV) EKOSchool of Resource Wisdom (University of Jyväskylä JYU) JYU.Wisdom

Do you deal with data concerning special categories of personal data in your research?No

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