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Support for the Euro falls among Swedes.


  




Wednesday, 15 June 2011
If there had been a referendum on the euro in May 2011, about 64 percent would have voted no to the euro while about 24 percent would have voted yes.

According to statistic Sweden which carried out the survey, about 12 percent would not have known how they would vote. The percentage of no votes has increased and is statistically significant, while the percentage of yes votes is statistically significant and has decreased compared to November 2010.

Among both men and women the percentage of yes votes has decreased and is statistically significant and the percentage of no votes has increased since November 2010. In May 2011 roughly 65 percent of the women and roughly 63 percent of the men would have voted no in a referendum. The corresponding figures for November 2010 were about 60 percent for women and 57 percent for men. The percentage of yes votes among the women has decreased from about 25 percent in November to about 22 percent in May 2011. Among the men the percentage of yes votes has decreased from about 32 percent in November to about 27 percent in May.

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Of those who replied in November 2010 that they would vote yes to the euro, about 68 percent would still vote yes, while about 20 percent now in May 2011 would vote no. The remaining 11 percent did not know how they would vote. Among those who would have voted no in November, about 90 percent would still vote no, about 5 percent would vote yes and about 5 percent do not know. Of those who in November 2010 did not have an opinion about the question, about 13 percent now say they would vote yes and about 41 percent would vote no. About 46 percent still lack an opinion about the question.

The proportion of those who say they are mainly for Sweden’s EU membership in May 2011 is about 52 percent. The proportion against EU membership was about 21 percent, and the proportion that did not have an opinion was about 27 percent.

Compared to November 2010, the proportion for EU membership has dropped and is statistically significant, while the proportion that is against EU membership has increased and is statistically significant. The proportion that does not have an opinion about the question has increased and is statistically significant.  Among women we note a statistically significant decrease in the proportion for EU membership. Among men, the decrease in the proportion that is for, the increase in the proportion against and the increase in the proportion that do not have an opinion is statistically significant.
Source: statistic Sweden


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