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Share of people interested in politics in Sweden 2008-2018, by gender

From 2008 to 2018, men showed a greater interest in politics in Sweden than women. The share of women being very or rather interested in politics in their country fluctuated over this period. The lowest interest occurred in 2009, with a share of 46 percent of females being interested in politics. While the share of female respondents was highest in 2014, amounting to 60 percent, it declined in the following years, but reached 59 percent as of 2018. In comparison, 70 percent of the male respondents were very or rather interested in politics that same year.

Share of people that are very/rather interested in politics in Sweden from 2008 to 2018, by gender

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Number of respondents

10,637 respondents*

Age group

16-85 years

Special properties

residents of Sweden

Supplementary notes

The original question was phrased by the source as follows: "Hur intresserad är du i allmänhet av politik?"

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

* The number of respondents in each year was as follows:
2018: 10,637
2017: 10,699
2016: 9,639
2015: 8,132
2014: 6,807
2013: 6,447
2012: 6,185
2011: 4,606
2010: 4,929
2009: 4,867
2008: 3,197.

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