A public opinion poll by Norwegian broadcaster NRK released today asked their countrymen whether the F-16 should be replaced by the Gripen or F-35.
The results are conclusive: a solid majority of Norwegians absolutely, positively believe that they have no idea what the poller is talking about!
Officially, the results are: Gripen-37%, Joint Strike Fighter-18%, Don't Know-45%.
I do not consider this a lack of awareness. Rather, I see it as an honest acknowledgment of understandable ignorance on a peripheral issue.