Share of people with wish to receive less refugees, Sweden 2008-2018 by gender

From 2008 to 2018, the share of people who wanted to receive less refugees in Sweden fluctuated but increased overall. During this period, men were more critical towards refugees than women. While 49 percent of the male respondents wanted fewer refugees in 2008, the share had increased by ten percent in 2018, amounting to 59 percent. That same year, 49 percent of the female respondents wanted to receive less refugees in their country. In contrast, least people had the wish to receive less refugees in Sweden in 2015.

Share of people with the wish to receive less refugees in Sweden from 2008 to 2018, by gender

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Source

Release date

July 2019

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Number of respondents

5,241 respondents*

Age group

16-85 years

Special properties

residents of Sweden

Supplementary notes

The original question was phrased by the source as follows: "Vilken är din åsikt om följande förslag? Ta emot färre flyktingar."

The percentage refers to the combined share of respondents stating to be "very good proposal (1)" and "rather good proposal (2)". The share answering to be "neutral (3)", "rather bad proposal (4)" and "very bad proposal (5)" is not included in this statistic.

* The number of respondents in each year was as follows:
2018: 5,241
2017: 3,486
2016: 4,655
2015: 4,638
2014: 3,347
2013: 6,386
2012: 6,003
2011: 4,500
2010: 4,783
2009: 4,747
2008: 3,122.

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