A survey conducted in 2020 suggests that most people are critical of the Islamic religion and believe that Islam is not compatible with the most fundamental social values.
Most Norwegians are critical of Islam, according to a survey by Integreringsbarometeret. The study reveals that 52 per cent of respondents believe the values of Islam are incompatible with the core values of the Norwegian society. The document also shows that most of the conflict is caused by Muslims' views on democracy, free speech, women, Jews and Christians.
Approximately 56 per cent of respondents think having a Muslim marry into their family would cause problems, and 45 per cent have general reservations against the Islamic religion. These numbers reflect an opinion of Muslims in general and exclude people's views on fundamentalists, who have "stronger faith" and are viewed negatively by 70 per cent of respondents.
With regard to clothing, 80 per cent of those asked had a negative opinion of the burka (one-piece veil that covers the face and body)and the niqab (which hides the face but leaves the eyes uncovered), while a third of respondents held the same adverse views in terms of the hijab (Muslim headscarf). People had equally unfavourable views when quizzed about Christian themed necklaces, with few respondents drawing a parallel between Muslim garments and this type of jewelry.