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Swedes less positive to refugee immigration


Linda Genborg 2013-06-27

Swedes have become less positive to refugee immigration, suggests the latest SOM report from the University of Gothenburg, which was presented on Thursday.

According to the report, 45 per cent of the Swedes want Sweden to accept fewer refugee immigrants, compared to 41 per cent in 2011.

The researchers behind the study wrote that increased media focus on migration and integration issues last autumn may partly explain the growing opposition, reports local news broadcaster P4 Göteborg.

However, compared to 20 years ago the opposition to refugee immigration has declined significantly, from 65 per cent.

The SOM institute at the University of Gothenburg has examined the Swedes’ media habits, spare-time activities, health, values and attitudes every autumn since 1986.

A total of 6,298 people participated in the 2012 survey, which gives an answering frequency of 52 per cent.

The attitudes towards immigration among different party sympathisers remain pretty much unchanged compared to 2011. Green Party and Left Party voters are the most positive to refugee immigration, while the Sweden Democrats voters are by far the most negative (94 per cent want Sweden to accept fewer refugees).


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