More Swedish people positive about receiving refugees and immigrantsThursday, 14 April 2011
More Swedish people are positive that Sweden is taking in refugees. This view is reflected in the survey carried out by SOM, an Institute of the Gothenburg University that test public opinion on important issues which also provide some knowledge on how the Swedish people think as time passes.
The result show that the curve has only continued to rise since records began in the early 1990's.
The Swedish people have never been so positively to the influx of refugees as last year - the same year that the far right anti immigration party, Sweden Democrats entered parliament, according to the survey.
The proportion of Swedes who think that fewer immigrants and refuges should be accepted fell from 46 percent 2009 to 42 percent in 2010. On the other hand, the proportion who thinks that we should accept more immigrants was as many as 30 percent.
“We get a better education, increasing urban population and a greater sense of internationalism in the swathe of society, "said Marie Demker, a professor of political science.
Both figures are the most welcoming to refugees recorded since SOM surveys began in the early '90s and, a year when immigration critical Sweden Democrats went all the way into parliament with 5.7 percent of the vote.
“For Sweden Democrat voters the issue of immigration and refugees is very important. And the Sweden Democrats have been able to mobilize these particular groups, "said Marie Demker.
For that the Swedes are more positive about refugee and immigration the SOM Institute had interviews with 5,000 people.
By Scancomark.se Team