Municipalities regard the future development prospects as positive despite of a credibility gap between the officials and the regional government, health and social services reform weakening the development prospects
In October 2017, MDI conducted for the third time a national municipality survey, with which opinions were collected from the policy-makers and senior officials of municipalities regarding their views of future municipalities. All officials, councillors and board members of the municipalities (295 total) of Mainland Finland were targeted by the municipality survey. The survey was sent to a total of 10 871 people, from which 2 890 responded regarding 289 municipalities. Response rate was 26.6%.