Norwegians were asked “How important for citizenship — in your opinion — is having ancestors from this country?”
See the comments on Germany‘s results. They apply to Norway too.
The principal difference with Germany, as I see it, is that the Norwegian Young/Upper cohort is dramatically more “voelkisch” than the Middle-Aged/Upper. I cannot explain this. It does not fit the pattern seen in other European countries.
Among 100 Norwegian youth answering “Yes”,
– 33 are Upper-class (32% overall)
– 37 are Middle-class (43% overall)
– 30 are Lower-class (25% overall)
#2 — Young/Lower, as in Germany, has the highest “Yes” rate of any combination.
#3 — In Norway, “Yes” skews noticeably lower-class in all age cohorts, which was not true in Poland or Germany.
#4 — Note that both Norway and Thailand (the other country analyzed today) continue to uphold the pattern found among Oriental vs. European youth: “Voelkisch” attitudes tend to skew upper-class among Oriental youth, while they skew lower-class among European youth. (See South-Korea and China).
Why have Norwegian “upper-class” youth (the top-third in social-class, born after 1977) gotten more “voelkisch” than their immediate elders?