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Democracy and Climate Engagement in the Nordic Region

Same Direction, Different Solutions

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Available online: https://pub.norden.org/nord2020-035/ Abstract [en]: Almost 5,000 Nordic citizens have answered a wide range of questions relating to Nordic co-operation, climate change and democratic engagement. The results show that Nordic citizens are concerned about the trends and believe that climate change and the environment is the most important area of co-operation for the Nordic region. There is also a lot of variation in what citizens think the best measures are and in the extent to which they believe that politicians can solve the climate crisis. The report highlights both challenges and opportunities for the Nordic democracies in their work for the climate and environment of the future

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Underlying factors

In addition to the overall trend, it is interesting to see whether there are any demographic, social and geographical characteristics in the Nordic population in relation to the survey questions. We were interested in recording any significant differences between gender, educational level, location and age, and how these affect the responses. In the survey, particular emphasis was placed on young people (i.e. those aged between 16 and 25) and their attitudes towards climate change and democratic engagement. In the survey, young people are therefore overrepresented in the selection and described in more detail in the report.

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