Just one in seven respondents said they were interested in brief flings or one-night stands. In contrast, some 60 percent expressed interest in stable, long-term relationships and family life.
The researchers who carried out the annual poll say this year’s results portray Finns aged between 15 and 30 as quite conservative, down-to-earth and family-oriented. The survey has been conducted since 2004 by the 15/30 Research firm.
The results suggest young people in Finland are worried about the country’s future, particularly its economy. Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they were concerned about Finland’s economic situation.
Only four out of 10 agreed with the statement that “anyone who really wants to can make it in life”.
“Now we need concrete actions to strengthen young people’s faith in the future,” says Mikko Ampuja, development director of 15/30 Research. “From the standpoint of Finland’s future it is extremely important that we have a generation growing up who dare to dream of a better Finland and are ready to work on behalf of the common good.”
More than 1,000 people responded to the poll by email.