Newspaper receives money to chart what active Christians believe


Free Word has given the newspaper Dagen support to chart active Christian attitudes. One of the questions is whether it is okay for a Muslim to become prime minister in Norway.

The analysis company Nordic Navigation has been commissioned to conduct the survey and has contact with 300–400 congregations at various levels, writes Dagen.

Director Knut Olav Åmås in Fritt Ord states that they never doubted whether they would provide financial support for the project, and he experiences Christian beliefs and practices as an under-emphasized phenomenon in the Norwegian public.

– “Even the coverage of the Norwegian Church in mainstream media is marginal. Active Christians are, after all, a few hundred thousand people who politically and ideologically constitute a force in Norway, regardless of which party you are applying for. I have long believed that Norwegian society is not as secular as it may seem in ordinary media. The Christians exist, but they do not appear to a wide public,” says Åmås.

The survey contains 65 questions, as well as many statements that the respondents should make.

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