New survey: 69% of Norwegians demand increased climate efforts from politicians

Norwegian Church AidSecretary General Dagfinn Høybråten in Norwegian Church Aid.Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix
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One year ahead of the parliamentary election in Norway, 69% of Norwegians in a recent poll say politicians should do more to cut Norwegian climate emissions.

“Half of all those who vote say that the parties’ solutions to the climate crisis will affect their voting,” Secretary-General Dagfinn Høybråten of Norwegian Church Aid told news bureau NTB.

“That means that there are voters in all parties who want a more ambitious climate policy,” he said.

In the survey that Respons Analysis has carried out for the organization, people were asked about climate, foreign aid, the coronavirus vaccine, and Norway’s Oil Fund.

A total of 66% of those surveyed completely agree that Norwegian politicians have a responsibility to ensure that the world’s poor have access to a coronavirus vaccine.

In the oldest age group, the proportion of those who agree entirely is 70%.

Four out of five respondents believe that the Oil Fund must assess whether companies meet ethical standards in areas such as the environment and human rights before investing in them.

There is generally high support among first-time voters on all issues, not least when it comes to the climate.

A total of 1,075 respondents answered the questions in the survey. 

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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