Share of people having positive or negative view of religion in Norway 2017

This statistic shows the result of a survey conducted in 2017 on people's opinion being negative or positive towards religion in Norway. That year, most of Norwegians, with a share of 45 percent of respondents, had a negative view of religion.

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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

Norway

Survey time period

April to August 2017

Number of respondents

1,498 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Respondents were asked four questions about religion. For each of the four questions, respondents who expressed a positive view (e.g., agree religion gives meaning and purpose to their life, or disagree that religion causes more harm than good) received a score of 1, while those who expressed a negative view (e.g., agree science makes religion unnecessary in their life, or disagree that religion helps them choose between right and wrong) were given a score of minus 1. Those who said “don’t know” or declined to answer were given a score of 0. Cumulative scores of 2 to 4 are coded as positive views toward religion, scores of minus 2 to minus 4 are coded as negative, and scores of minus 1 to 1 are coded as mixed. See Appendix A: Scaling and regression analysis for additional details on the scale. Figures may not add to 100% due to rounding".

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