Norwegian weather service YR best in Scandinavia

A cross-Nordic survey by Nordic Research Alliance finds that the most reliable weather service is YR from Norway.
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Here are the favourite spots for Danes going to Sweden

See where the Danes prefer to go when they are visiting Sweden. 1.000 Danes over 18 years old have participated in the survey made for VisitSweden.Continue Reading

Prediction: Sweden will get the most gold medals at the Olympics

New survey from Nordic Research Alliance predicts, that Sweden will win more gold medals than the other Nordic countries at the London Olympics – and Denmark will get the fewest.

The most popular sports among the the Nordic TV-viewers overall are:

1. Athletics
2. Handball
3. Football

The Finns and the Swedes prefer swimming to handball, though.

The average expected daily TV-viewing from the Olympics range from 1.5 hours in Finland to 1.8 in Denmark.Continue Reading

Loneliness is the flipside of connecting through social media

New survey from Rambøll/Analyse Danmark shows that 40% of Danes in the age 18-25 had felt lonely in the preceding week. Experts says this a problem that is getting worse and attributes this partly to the increasing use of social media, where your social status is rather visible. The use of social media are also having an element of “collecting friends” you can use for something or show off, instead of (or in addition) to nurturing real friendships.
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The end of collective agreements

Employees must more than ever work in conditions which are neither regulated by agreements or collective bargaining.

The carpenter at the construction site, the dishwasher at the restaurant or the gardener in the greenhouse must put up with doing work under less regulated conditions in the future.

This is what four out of ten Danes expect, according to a new survey by Analyse Danmark for Ugebrevet A4.

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Norwegians are the worst budget makers in Europe

No European people has a larger aversion against budgetting as the Norwegians. Only 26 % make a budget on a regular basis, which is way lower than in the rest of Europe.See this and other news from NRA here