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Share of people favoring the EU in Sweden 2008-2018, by origin

From 2008 to 2018, people who were raised outside of Sweden had a more positive attitude towards the European Union than people raised in Sweden. During this period, the share of Swedish residents having a very or rather positive attitude toward the EU fluctuated. In 2018, the share of people considering the EU to be favorable was highest among those that were raised outside of Sweden, with 57 percent. People that grew up in Sweden were slightly less positive towards the EU, with a share of 54 percent.

Share of people that favor the European Union 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

10,614 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 positive (1)" and "rather positive (2)". The share answering to be "neutral (3)", "rather negative (4)" and "very negative (5)" is not included in this statistic.

* The number of respondents in each year was as follows:
2018: 10,614
2017: 10,705
2016: 7,993
2015: 8,117
2014: 6,794
2013: 6,495
2012: 6,136
2011: 4,618
2010: 4,874
2009: 1,556
2008: 1,560.

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