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

According to a survey on people's wish to receive less refugees in Sweden from 2008 to 2018, people with a low education were the most critical towards this topic. In contrast, Swedes with a high education were the least critical concerning refugees in their country. However, since 2015, shares in both educational groups increased. In 2018, the share peaked at 42 percent of high educated people and 68 percent of low educated people wishing that Sweden would receive less refugees.

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

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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 different educational levels refer to the following:
Low education: no completion of compulsory school; primary school or equivalent;
Average education: gymnasium/high school completed but no university studies or graduation from university;
High education: university studies or graduation from university.

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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