Gallup Finland, October 2004: a majority of Helsinki residents are in favor of keeping Malmi Airport in aviation use
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.