Survey on the importance of ability to speak the national language in Sweden 2016

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the importance of the ability to speak Swedish in Sweden in 2016. During the survey period, most of the respondents stated that speaking the country’s national language was important. 66 percent of the respondents stated that it is very important to be able to speak the national language in Sweden. That it was somewhat important, was the opinion of 27 percent of the respondents. For 2 percent of the respondents, being able to speak Swedish was not important at all.
Swedish is the official language spoken in Sweden. Additionally, there are five minority languages: Finnish, Meänkieli, Sami, Yiddish and Romani.

How important is the ability to speak Swedish?

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Release date

July 2016



Survey time period

April 4 to 23, 2016

Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

only statistically significant differences shown

Method of interview

Telephone interview

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