The public opinion about the future of Malmi Airport has been investigated by impartial professionals several times.

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TNS Gallup, March 2017: the majority of Helsinkians would keep Helsinki-Malmi Airport in aviation use

  • According to the opinion poll conducted by TNS Gallup in March 2017, 62% of Helsinkians want to keep Malmi Airport in aviation use without conditions.
  • Less than a quarter (23%) want the area to be converted to housing purposes.
  • The biggest group of voters of every party would keep Helsinki-Malmi Airport in aviation use.
  • 806 Helsinkians of ages 15-74 were interviewed. At 95% confidence interval the error margin of the result is about ±3.5 percent units.


Kantar TNS, March 2017: 53% of Helsinkians eligible to vote want the State to redeem Malmi Airport for continued aviation

  • The telephone poll was conducted by Kantar TNS Ltd for Helsingin Sanomat.
  • The research data was collected by interviewing 1000 people by phone between 10 and 23 March 2017.
  • According to Kantar TNS Ltd, the group interviewed for the research forms a miniature picture of the people of Helsinki that are eligible to vote.

 

 

 


TNS Gallup Ltd, 2016: 68% of people in Uusimaa province want to keep Malmi Airport

  • Question: “In your opinion, should Malmi Airport be kept in its present use as an airport or be converted to residential purposes?”
  • Follow-up question: “What if the needs of housing production could be sensibly solved otherwise?”

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Open voting advice application, parliamentary elections 2015: 70% of voters and candidates in Helsinki want Malmi Airport to remain in aviation use

  • Question: “Should Helsinki-Malmi Airport remain in aviation use”?

In the 2015 parliamentary elections Open voting advice application, 70% of candidates and 72% of voters wanted to keep Malmi Airport in aviation use. 4800 answers were given in the Helsinki constituency, yielding an error margin of <1.5 percent units.

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TNS Gallup Ltd, 2014: 67% of people in Uusimaa province want to keep Malmi Airport

  • Question: “In your opinion, should Malmi Airport be kept in its present use as an airport or be converted to residential purposes?”
  • Follow-up question: “What if the needs of housing production could be sensibly solved otherwise?”

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TNS Gallup, 2011: 56% of Helsinki residents want to keep Malmi Airport

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Gallup Finland, 2005: the majority of all parties’ voters  in the capital region want to keep Malmi Airport

Commissioned by the leading Finnish daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, Gallup Finland studied in December 2005 the opinion of capital region residents regarding the future of Malmi Airport. The results were published in Helsingin Sanomat on 9 January 2006 (page A13).

1000 interviews were made in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa. The sample represents the adult population of the capital region, and the error margin of the results is about ±3 percent units at 95% confidence level.

65% of all the interviewed people were in favor of preserving Malmi Airport. In proportion to the population this equals more than 630.000 capital region residents. Supporters of the Airport were by a wide margin the largest group among the voters of every political party included in the poll: more than half of the voters of each party wanted to keep Malmi Airport in aviation use.
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Gallup Finland, 2004: the majority of all parties’ voters  in Helsinki want to keep Malmi Airport

Commissioned by the leading Finnish daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, Gallup Finland studied in October 2004 the opinion of Helsinki residents regarding the future of Malmi Airport. The results were published in Helsingin Sanomat on 20 October 2004 (page C3).

1102 people were interviewed, and the error margin of the results is ±3 percent units at 95% confidence level.

Of those 80% of people who had an opinion about the matter one way or the other, three out of four wanted to keep Malmi Airport in aviation use.

58% of all the interviewed people were in favor of preserving Malmi Airport, and they were by a wide margin the largest group among the voters of every political party included in the poll. Even if all the “I don’t care” and “I don’t know” answers are counted as being in favor of converting the Airport to a residential area, the supporters of Malmi Airport remain the majority among the voters of every political party except one for which the result then becomes a very close 49 vs. 51.

In preparation for the municipal elections of October 2004, 56.7% of all candidates in Helsinki have announced their support for preserving Malmi Airport in aviation use.

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