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Election and Democracy
Norway
Voter turnout in the national election78.2% (June 2019 or latest)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to vote in elections6.31 (2014)
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% of those who think that the last national election was honest regarding the counting and reporting of the votes92.8% (2014)
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% of those who think that the last national election was fair regarding the opportunities of the candidates and parties to campaign82.4% (2014)
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% of those who think that referendums are a good way to decide important political questions69.8% (2014)
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% of those who are proud of their country in the way democracy works89.2% (2013)
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% of those who think that giving people more say is the most important aim of the country out of maintaining national order/ giving people more say/ fighting rising prices/ protecting freedom of speech16.2% (2010)
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% of those who think that protecting freedom of speech is the most important aim of the country out of maintaining national order/ giving people more say/ fighting rising prices/ protecting freedom of speech16.8% (2010)
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Extent to which people think democracy works well in their country today7.60 (2014)
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Extent to which people think democracy worked well in their country 10 years ago7.64 (2014)
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Extent to which people think democracy will work well in their country 10 years from now7.13 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that all citizens have an adequate standard of living6.48 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that government authorities respect and protect the rights of minorities6.04 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that people be given more opportunities to participate in public decision-making5.59 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that citizens may engage in acts of civil disobedience when they oppose government actions4.09 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that governments respect democratic rights whatever the circumstances5.91 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that people convicted of serious crimes lose their citizen rights4.60 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that long-term residents of a country, who are not citizens, have the right to vote in that countryfs national elections2.82 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that citizens have the right not to vote5.05 (2014)
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Extent to which people think it important that health care be provided for everyone6.61 (2014)
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Politician
Norway
Number of total seats in the Parliament169 (2017)
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Number of total seats in the Parliament per 1 million population32.30 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives169 (2017)
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Number of seats in the House of Representatives per 1 million population32.30 (2017)
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% of seats held by women in national parliaments41.4% (2017)
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Women in ministerial positions (% of all ministers)38.9% (2017)
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% of those who trust politicians39.6% (2014)
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% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for what they can get out of it personally22.9% (2010)
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% of those who think that many politicians are involved in corruption10.7% (2016)
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% of those who think that most politicians are in politics only for their own interest17.1% (2014)
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Political party and organization
Norway
% of those who think that political parties encourage people to become active in politics47.3% (2014)
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% of those who think that political parties do not give voters real policy choices29.7% (2014)
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% of those who belong to a political party16.3% (2014)
[3/26countries]
% of those who think that people who vote for the party/the parties in government have the most influence on the actions of the government17.1% (2016)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to be active in social or political associations4.20 (2014)
[10/26countries]
Parliament
Norway
% of those who have confidence in parliament73.3% (2008)
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% of those who think that MPs try to keep the promises they have made during the election37.3% (2016)
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% of those who think that the parliament considers your action if you take action against an unjust or harmful law16.2% (2014)
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Political awareness
Norway
% of those interested in politics (5 choices)86.9% (2016)
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% of those interested in politics (4 choices)66.0% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is left13.1% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is center35.6% (2014)
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% of those who think that their political position is right23.1% (2014)
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Average of political position5.35 (2014)
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% of those who often or sometimes discuss political matters with friends, relatives or fellow workers70.8% (2014)
[1/26countries]
% of those who use the media to obtain political news or information every day77.1% (2014)
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% of those who never use the media to obtain political news or information2.4% (2014)
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% of those who have expressed political views on the internet18.5% (2014)
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% of those who often or sometimes try to persuade your friends, relatives or fellow workers to share their political opinion44.8% (2014)
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% of those who think that they understand political issues of the country63.3% (2016)
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% of those who think that others are better informed about politics and government13.9% (2014)
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% of those who think that ordinary citizens have no political voice37.7% (2016)
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% of those who do not think that the government cares much what people like them think35.5% (2014)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to keep watch on the actions of government5.64 (2014)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to try to understand the reasoning of people with other opinions5.62 (2014)
[12/26countries]
Political action
Norway
% of those who would take action when the parliament considers an unjust or harmful law30.9% (2014)
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% of those who have attempted to contact a politician or a civil servant to express their views23.7% (2014)
[8/26countries]
% of those who have donated money or raised funds for a social or political activity51.4% (2014)
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% of those who have signed a petition59.5% (2014)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to choose products for political, ethical or environmental reasons, even if they cost a bit more4.55 (2014)
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% of those who have attended a political meeting40.2% (2014)
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% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise public meetings to protest against the government96.6% (2016)
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% of those who have attended demonstrations25.7% (2014)
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% of those who think that it should be allowed to organise protest marches and demonstrations93.9% (2016)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to hold public meetings59.2% (2016)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by force should be allowed to hold public meetings20.9% (2014)
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% of those who think that people who want to overthrow the government by revolution should be allowed to publish books expressing their views77.2% (2016)
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Government
Norway
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in national government 54.1% (2008)
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Public officials
Norway
% of central government employees aged 55 years or older24.6% (2015)
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% of those who trust in civil servants47.6% (2016)
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% of those who think that the public service is committed to serve the people82.2% (2014)
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% of those who think that few public officials are involved in corruption63.0% (2014)
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% of those who think that many public officials are involved in corruption11.5% (2016)
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% of those who say that they or their family have never come across a public official who hinted/ wanted a bribe in the last five years88.8% (2016)
[7/25countries]
Public finance
Norway
General government expenditure, % of GDP48.8% (2015)
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General government revenue, % of GDP54.8% (2015)
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General government fiscal balance, % of GDP6.0% (2015)
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General government gross debt, % of GDP38.9% (2015)
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General government financial net worth (% of GDP)284.4% (2015)
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% of those who are in favour of cuts in government spending58.6% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Defence, as % of total budget3.09% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of total budget2.30% (2016)
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General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of total budget10.57% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of total budget1.83% (2016)
[9/32countries]
General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of total budget1.67% (2016)
[9/32countries]
General government expenditures for Health, as % of total budget17.13% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of total budget3.10% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Education, as % of total budget11.10% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of total budget40.01% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Defence, as % of GDP1.57% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Public order and safety, as % of GDP1.17% (2016)
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General government expenditures for economic affairs, as % of GDP5.36% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Environment protection, as % of GDP0.93% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Housing and community amenities, as % of GDP0.85% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Health, as % of GDP8.69% (2016)
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General government expenditures for Recreation, culture and religion, as % of GDP1.58% (2016)
[5/32countries]
General government expenditures for Education, as % of GDP5.64% (2016)
[9/32countries]
General government expenditures for Social protection, as % of GDP20.31% (2016)
[8/32countries]
Tax
Norway
Value Added Tax/ General Sales Tax - Rates25.0% (2015)
[2/33countries]
Corporate income tax rate (central + sub-central)23.00% (2018)
[19/36countries]
Ease of paying taxes (world rank)26 (2016)
[15/36countries]
Profit tax (% of proft)24.4% (2010)
[5/36countries]
Labor tax and contributions (% of proft)15.9% (2010)
[24/36countries]
Total tax rate (% of proft)41.6% (2010)
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% of those who think that taxes are too high for those with high incomes12.0% (2016)
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% of those who think that taxes are too low for those with high incomes56.1% (2016)
[8/25countries]
% of those who think that people with high incomes should pay a larger % of their income in taxes than those with low incomes69.2% (2009)
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Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, never to try to evade taxes6.17 (2014)
[11/26countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often make sure people pay their taxes92.2% (2016)
[1/25countries]
% of those who think that the tax authorities always/ often treat everyone in accordance with the law, regardless of their contacts or position in society79.1% (2016)
[1/25countries]
Social security
Norway
Public social expenditure (% of GDP)21.8% (2013)
[18/34countries]
% of those who are proud of their country in its social security system87.3% (2013)
[1/26countries]
% of those who would like to see more government spending in old age pensions43.6% (2016)
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% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing a decent standard of living for the old99.3% (2016)
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% of those who think that the government should primarily provide care for older people88.4% (2016)
[1/25countries]
% of those who think that private companies should primarily provide care for older people5.4% (2016)
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% of those who think that family, relatives or friends should primarily provide care for older people1.6% (2016)
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% of those who think "government agencies should primarily provide help in everyday life for elderly people65.9% (2012)
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% of those who think that the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of the help to elderly people71.6% (2012)
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Maternal leave benefits (% of wages)100 (2009)
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% of those who think that 1-6 months of paid parental leave is necessary 11.6% (2012)
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% of those who think that 7-12 months of paid parental leave is necessary 54.9% (2012)
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% of those who think that 13-36 months of paid parental leave is necessary 21.7% (2012)
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% of those who think that the government should pay for parental leave65.8% (2012)
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% of those who think that the employer should pay for parental leave0.8% (2012)
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% of those who think that both the government and the employer should pay for parental leave33.1% (2012)
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% of those who think the employers should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age0.5% (2012)
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% of those who think the family itself should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age53.3% (2012)
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% of those who think the government/public funds should primarily cover the costs of childcare for children under school age46.3% (2012)
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% of those who think government agencies should primarily provide childcare for children under school age59.2% (2012)
[6/27countries]
% of those who think that poverty is the most important issue for their country2.6% (2010)
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% of those who think that the government should spend less on benefits for the poor6.9% (2009)
[25/28countries]
% of those who agree that the government is responsible for providing decent housing for those who can't afford it79.5% (2016)
[13/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, to help people in the country who are worse off than themselves5.58 (2014)
[11/26countries]
Law and Justice
Norway
% of those who think that it is worse to convict an innocent person than to let a guilty person go free86.6% (2016)
[2/25countries]
% of those who follow conscience rather than law on occasions (2 choices)46.1% (2016)
[19/25countries]
Extent to which people think that it is important, in order to be a good citizen, always to obey laws and regulations6.10 (2014)
[15/26countries]
% of respondents reporting high levels of trust in judicial system and courts76.0% (2008)
[2/34countries]
% of those who have confidence in the justice system (5 choices)88.6% (2008)
[2/30countries]