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Majority sceptical to immigration

Three of four Norwegians think immigration contributes to increased crime levels.

The survey stating Norwegians negative attitudes was conducted by European Social Survey in 2003, and adapted by Norwegian Social Science Data Service (NSD).

As much as 74 percent of the Norwegians participating said they think the crime levels are increasing in Norway because people from other countries who come to live here, according to a press release from NSD.

If Norwegians are compared with other countries, the survey indicates once again negative numbers as Norwegians are more sceptical to immigrants than their Nordic neighbours.

The numbers of Swedes, Danes and Finns who believe immigration contribute to increased crime levels are far less than in Norway. Norwegians are far more negative than the inhabitants of other European countries as well.

European Social Survey researched 21 countries.


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