The Royal House has broad support from Norwegian Christians

King Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-MaritKing Harald, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix
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A large majority of Christians in Norway support the monarchy and the Royal House, a study shows.

In a survey conducted by Dagen, it appears that 84.3 per cent of church-active Christians support the monarchy. Only 6.7 per cent say they want a different form of governance.

The study was done in collaboration with the analysis agency Nordic Navigation, Center for Investigative Journalism (SUJO) and supported by Fritt Ord.

Christians respond quite like the rest of the population. A survey carried out by NRK in 2017 showed that 81 per cent supported the monarchy and wanted to keep the Royal House. In a survey conducted by TNS Gallup the previous year, it emerged that the monarchy in Norway had support from around two-thirds of the respondents.

Royal House expert at Se og Hør, Anders Johan Stavseng, tells Dagen that one of the Royal House’s most important tasks is that they care about people during challenging times.

“They must be leaders and role models. We have a king who has his feet well planted on the ground, and cares for his people,” says Stavseng.

This has also been the case during the corona crisis that has hit Norway in recent months, he believes.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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