Share of people being member of a political party in Sweden 2008-2018, by origin

From 2008 to 2018, the share of people who were members of a political party in Sweden fluctuated but declined overall. While eight percent of the respondents, who were raised both in and outside Sweden, were involved in party politics in 2008, the share had dropped to six percent for each groups as of 2018. During the time under consideration, the membership rate fluctuated more for respondents who were raised outside of Sweden, while the rate remained relatively stable for people who were raised in Sweden.

Share of people that are member of a political party in Sweden from 2008 to 2018, by origin

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Number of respondents

10,589 respondents*

Age group

16-85 years

Special properties

residents of Sweden

Supplementary notes

The original question was phrased by the source as follows: "Är du medlem i någon typ av förening/organisation: Politiskt parti/förbund?"

* The number of respondents in each year was as follows:
2017: 10,664
2016: 6,360
2015: 6,115
2014: 6,739
2013: 6,427
2012: 6,080
2011: 4,579
2010: 4,866
2009: 4,831
2008: 3,173.

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