Share of Swedes satisfied with own democratic influence in EU 2008-2018, by age group

From 2008 to 2018, the share of people who were satisfied with their possibilities to affect democratic decisions in European Union fluctuated. The share of 30 to 49-year-olds being very or rather satisfied with their political influence in the European Union fluctuated slightly over this period. The largest satisfaction occurred in 2014, with a share of seven percent of respondents being satisfied with their democratic influence. In comparison, the youngest age group were most satisfied in both 2014 and 2018 at eight percent each year. In 2018, only three percent of the respondents in the oldest age group were very satisfied in terms of affecting the EU.

Share of Swedes that are very/rather satisfied with their possibilities to affect democratic decisions in the European Union from 2008 to 2018, by age group

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Number of respondents

2,823 respondents*

Age group

16-85 years

Special properties

residents of Sweden

Supplementary notes

The original question was phrased by the source as follows: "Vilka möjligheter anser du att du har att påverka politiska beslut i EU?"

The percentage refers to the combined share of respondents stating to be "very satisfied (1)" and "rather satisfied (2)". The share answering to be "not very satisfied (3)" and "not satisfied at all (4)" is not included in this statistic.

* The number of respondents in each year was as follows:
2018: 2,823
2017: 2,955
2016: 3,659
2015: 2,689
2014: 2,775
2013: 2,892
2012: 3,054
2011: 3,026
2010: 3,143
2009: 3,257
2008: 3,066.

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