Perceived discrimination because of ethnicity in selected Nordic countries 2016

Have you experienced discrimination because of your ethnic or immigrant background?

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Release date

November 2018


Denmark, Finland, Sweden

Survey time period

2015 to 2016*

Number of respondents

5,793 respondents**

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows:
"[H]ave you ever felt discriminated against for any of the following reasons? Tell me all that apply. Skin colour; Ethnic origin; Religion or religious beliefs; Age (such as being too old or too young); Sex/gender (such as being a man or a woman); Disability; Sexual orientation (such as being gay, lesbian or bisexual); Something else."

The source adds the following information: "Areas of life asked about in the survey: looking for work, at work, education (self or as parent), health, housing and other public or private services (public administration, restaurant or bar, public transport, shop)."

* The survey was conducted in Finland from November 2, 2015 to August 9, 2016; in Denmark from October 24, 2015 to March 14, 2016; and in Sweden November 2, 2015 to March 30, 2016.

**The sample size in Finland was 502 respondents, in Denmark 1,085 respondents, and in Sweden 1,098 respondents.

According to the source, the results of the survey have been weighted.

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