The proportion who think it is appropriate to ban private firework displays on New Year’s Eve has increased from 2018 to this year, according to a new survey.
This is stated in a survey Norstat has carried out on behalf of the Norwegian Engineering and Technology Organization (NITO).
In this year’s survey, 67 per cent of those polled say they agree or somewhat agree that it is appropriate to ban private use of fireworks on New Year’s Eve. 32 per cent completely disagree or somewhat disagree with a ban.
The corresponding figures for 2018 were 62 per cent and 38 per cent.
Both this year and last year, far more men than women completely disagreed with a ban. There are also far more women than men who fully agree to a ban.
If the municipality organizes a public fireworks display, 71 per cent in this year’s survey say they agree to a ban, while 29 per cent disagree. In 2018, 69 per cent responded that they agreed to a ban in this case, while 31 per cent disagreed.
The majority, 64 per cent, cite fire and personal injury as the main reason for a ban. That fireworks scare animals comes second. The next most popular answer is that it is a waste of money.
© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today