60 percent of Swedes want Sweden to receive fewer “refugees” than the amount of refugees currently being accepted into Sweden, according to a new DN / Ipso survey.
By – Brünnhilde
At the same time, an increasing amount of voters believe immigration is negative for the country.
Six out of ten voters believe that Sweden should receive fewer so-called refugees than it does now.
41 percent of respondents want to receive significantly less than today, while 19 percent want to receive even fewer.
The total percentage resisting Sweden’s refugee intake thus amounts to 60 percent.
Alternatively, 2 percent of respondents would like to receive more “refugees”.
Compared with a similar survey conducted in 2015, when the same question was asked to Swedes, a drastic shift in attitudes towards immigration can be seen. Back then, only 2 out of 10 opted to receive significantly fewer asylum seekers, which means that the number has now doubled. Alternatively, the number of those who want to receive more, has more than halved from 26 percent.
“This is a dramatic change, not at the least because it has been so fast,” explains Marie Demker, a professor of political science at the University of Gothenburg, to DN.
The proportion of citizens who believe that immigration is generally good for Sweden has fallen from 63 to 44 percent, while those who think immigration is generally poor for Sweden has increased drastically from 13 to 31 percent.
Resistance can be found throughout the population. 52 percent of highly educated people want to reduce reception of immigrants, and the corresponding figure among people with only a primary school education is 67 percent.
Read more: From 2018/04/18