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

This statistic shows the result of a survey on Swedes' satisfaction with their influence to affect democratic decisions in the European Union from 2008 to 2018, by origin. The share of Swedes being very or rather satisfied with their political influence in the European Union fluctuated over this period. As of 2018, a share of 12 percent of people raised outside of Sweden were satisfied their democratic influence, while only four percent of people that were raised in Sweden were satisfied.

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

Raised in SwedenRaised outside of Sweden
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Release date

July 2019



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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