Norwegians have gradually become more positive towards immigrants in recent years, according to a new study from Statistics Norway (SSB).
The percentage who believe that it should become more difficult for refugees and asylum seekers to gain residency in Norway has declines by 8 percent points in the past year.
Now 39 percent believe that there should be stricter admission regulations to gain entry to Norway. The number who want it to become easier to live in Norway has risen from 6 to 9 percent while 49 percent are happy with the way things are.
The percentage who feel that immigrants enrich Norway's cultural life has increased by five points, with 71 percent now partly or completely in agreement with this sentiment.
Those who believe that most immigrants abuse Norway's social welfare system are down three percent points to 37 percent.