The 2021 Sámi Parliament Election Study
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