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The 2017 Sámi Parliament Election Study

Project period December 2016 - December 2020
Project employer Sametinget
Project nr. 10187
Project leader Jo Saglie

Main Part

A main part of the project is a representative voter survey with a sample drawn from the electoral roll of the Norwegian Sámi Parliament, carried out at the Sámi parliamentary elections in 2017. This is a follow-up of previous surveys from 2009 and 2013.

Key topics include:

  1. Voter turnout and enrolment in the electoral roll
  2. Voting and political cleavages
  3. The political agenda – issues that are important for voting
  4. Political trust

Work Package A

The project includes two in-depth studies. Work Package A studies how institutionalized and semi-institutionalized Sámi arenas are used to reach Sámi voters, and the use and importance of social media.

Work Package B

Work Package B studies the relationship between Sámi parties and electoral lists on the one hand, and other parts of Sámi civil society on the other. To what extent does a Sámi civil society exist, and how close is the relationship between Sámi civil society groups and electoral lists?


ParticipantDegree PhoneE-mail
Johannes Bergh Research Professor PhD +47 943 88 242
Jo Saglie Research Professor Dr. polit. +47 991 62 131
Torunn Pettersen
Eli Skogerbø
Mikkel Berg-Nordlie
Per Selle
Kristin Strømsnes
Tags: Elections and Democracy
Published Dec. 14, 2016 10:37 AM - Last modified Feb. 25, 2021 10:05 AM