Norwegian couples care more about love than money

Love elderly couple walking in the parkLove elderly couple walking in the park.Photo: Frank May / NTB scanpix

A new survey shows that very few Norwegian couples stay together for the sake of money.
In conjunction with Valentine’s Day, the credit card company Intrum Justitia has published figures from a survey it has conducted in Europe.
Norwegians seem to care more about love than debt collection notices, and only 7 percent answered that financial considerations is one of the reasons why they remain in the relationship.
The European average is much higher, namely 15 percent.
– The country with the highest average is surprisingly the country which is also known as “the country of love” – namely France. Here as many as 37 percent states that one of the reasons why the container keep their partner are financial considerations . Runners up included Switzerland by 30 percent and Portugal with 25 percent, the company said in a statement.
Swedes are those who put the  least amount of importance on the money in their relationships, if the survey is to be believed. Only 6 percent of them answered that money is a factor in what  keeps them together.
Intrum Justitia writes that the study was based on data from 22,000 consumers in 21 European countries, 1029 of them in Norway.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today