Norwegians’ attitudes towards immigrants are becoming increasingly positive, new survey shows

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According to the results of this year’s Statistics Norway (SSB) survey on attitudes towards immigrants and immigration, Norwegians’ attitudes towards immigrants are becoming increasingly positive.

Fewer Norwegians believe that most immigrants abuse social welfare schemes, and fewer consider immigrants as a source of insecurity in society, SSB notes.

When asked if they believe that most immigrants abuse social welfare schemes, six out of ten Norwegians in this year’s survey answered that they completely or somewhat disagree with the statement. 

In comparison, about four out of ten answered that they disagreed in 2002. 

In the last year alone, the proportion of those who agreed has decreased by five percentage points.

In 2002, there were about as many of those who agreed and disagreed that immigrants are a source of insecurity in society. 

In 2020, 63% disagree with this statement, while the proportion of those who agree is 20%.

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