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Ongoing project

The 2021 Sámi Parliament Election Study

Project period Februar 2021 - December 2024
Project employer The Sámi Parliament
Project nr. 10553
Project leader Jo Saglie
the Sami Parliament

The Sami Parliament. Photo: Jan Helmer Olsen

The general aim of the project is to study the conditions for and the challenges of Sámi self-determination in Norway through an elected assembly – the Sámi Parliament. More specifically, we study the 2021 Sami Parliamentary election in Norway.

The work will result in the publication of an anthology.

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

Key topics include:

  • Political participation – in and between elections
  • Political attitudes, including attitudes to self-determination, criteria for registration in the electoral roll and political trust
  • Perceived discrimination
  • The 2021 election: election results and voting behaviour
  • Health and social policy as an issue in Sámi electoral politics
  • Sámi voters and the established Norwegian parliamentary parties, especially the Labour Party


Tags: Elections and Democracy
Published Feb. 23, 2021 7:49 AM - Last modified Feb. 25, 2021 10:47 AM