Half of the population thinks the Norwegian Church exhibit a moderately strong involvement in political issues, according to a new poll.
In a poll Norstat conducted for the newspaper, Vart Land, 52 percent have stated that they believe that the amount of involvement in political issues of the Church and its leaders is the right amount. 14 percent believe that the Church involves itself too little or far too little while 34 percent say the church involves iitself too much or far too much.
The poll comes after Immigration- and integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug last week went out in VG and criticized the Church for meddling too much in politics and to support the parties on the left.
The figures from the survey show that Listhaug gets support from most of her own voters. 65 percent of the Progress Party voters believe the Church involves itself too much or far too much in specific policy issues.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today