How good is “good” Exactly how negatively or positively people are used to perceiving various descriptive adjectives.
"This article was amended on 11 October to include an expanded set of words and the comparison results of the same survey in the United States
Go shopping online and just about everything you look at will have a star rating based on reviews by previous customers. Alas, it is less easy to quantify things in such a way in day-to-day life – if for instance your friend was reviewing a product to you, where would their description fall on the star scale?
YouGov showed respondents a selection of adjectives from a list of 24 and asked them to score each on a scale from 0-10, with 0 being “very negative” and 10 being “very positive”
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The 1994 European Union Membership Referendums In Norway and Sweden by Municipality
The map above shows the results of two separate referendums held in November 1994 on whether or not Norway and/or Sweden would join the EU. The map shows the breakdown by municipality in each country.
Norway held a referendum on joining the European Union (EU) on November 27 and 28 1994. This followed a long and heated debate which pitted Anne Enger Lahnstein and the Centre Party on the “no” side against Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland and the Labour Party on the “yes” side.
The “no” side argued that joining the EU would entail a loss of sovereignty and that Norway’s economy, which was based heavily on natural resources (especially oil and fish), was fundamentally different from the more industrialized economy of the EU.
Sweden had held a non-binding referendum on joining the EU on November 13, 1994, some two weeks earlier than Norway.
The result was almost the mirror image of the Norwegian vote, with 53.3% in favour of joining and 46.8% against. As with Norway, the turnout was high at 83.3%. In contrast with Norway, the Swedish left was largely opposed to membership. The governing Social Democratic Party was deeply split on the issue and took no official position, allowing its members to support or oppose as they saw fit.
The overall pattern of voting was similar to Norway in that the major urban centres, such as Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo an Uppsala voted in favour of joining, while rural and northern areas were strongly opposed.
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