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Integration minister is Danish voters’ favourite

Integration Minister Inger Støjberg is the cabinet member of choice among Danish voters, although her popularity is far behind the clear winner of a new opinion poll: nobody at all.

Integration minister is Danish voters' favourite
Integration Minister Inger Støjberg. Photo: Bax Lindhardt/ Scanpix
Danish voters were asked in a Megafon poll for TV2 and Politiken which member of the Venstre government they think has performed their duties best since taking power in June. 
 
Integration Minister Inger Støjberg – the driving force behind welfare cuts for refugees, much-discussed ads encouraging refugees to stay away from Denmark, and controversial changes to citizenship rules – came out on top, with 20 percent of the votes. 
 
Aarhus University political science professor Rune Stubager told Politiken that it was unsurprising that Støjberg would come out on top at a time when Denmark is experiencing its largest influx of refugees in decades.
 
“She is unquestionably the minister who is getting the most exposure at the moment. And she has had the opportunity to do some of the things that ‘blue bloc’ voters can like, namely to announce tougher rules within the area of foreigners,” he said. 
 
Justice Minister Søren Pind, who has branded himself as a ‘new sheriff in town’, was second with 16 percent while Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen took third with 15 percent. Defence Minister Carl Holst took dead last with zero percent of voters. 
 
The real winner of the poll, however, was nobody. 
 
A full 32 percent of respondents said that they didn’t think a single minister has performed well since taking office. 

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If you want to become a Danish citizen, you'll have to prove your knowledge of the country's culture, history, politics and more by passing a citizenship test. Can you pass our quiz version?

QUIZ: Can you pass the 2022 Danish citizenship test?

A condition of getting Danish citizenship is to demonstrate knowledge of Danish society, culture and history by passing a citizenship test (indfødsretsprøve).

In April 2021, the previous version of the citizenship test, which consisted of 40 multiple choice questions, was supplemented with five extra questions about “Danish values” such as equality, freedom of speech and the relation between legislation and religion. 

The pass mark is 36/45 and at least four of the five Danish values questions must be answered correctly. 

Children under 12, Swedish and Norwegian citizens, and people from the Danish minority in German region Schleswig-Holstein do not need to take the citizenship test.

READ ALSO: How do Denmark’s citizenship rules compare to Sweden and Norway?

While there are 45 questions (and they’re in Danish) in the real test, we’ve compiled 15 for you to have a go at answering. They are all based on the actual test from November 2022.

The pass mark on the real test is 36/45, with at least 4 of the 5 “values” questions (the last 5 questions in the test) correctly answered. In our version, the last 3 questions are taken from the Danish values section of the real test.

The 45 questions in the real citizenship test cover a broader range of topics and styles than those covered here, so please don’t take our quiz as any certain measure of your ability to pass the real thing.

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