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The DN/Ipsos: So think the swedes about Brexit

It is almost three years ago british in a referendum decided that the country would leave the EUROPEAN union. It is still unclear how and when this is realized.

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The DN/Ipsos: So think the swedes about Brexit

It is almost three years ago british in a referendum decided that the country would leave the EUROPEAN union. It is still unclear how and when this is realized. Time limits have already passed. Now, the EU has set a new: on 31 October this year. Prime minister Theresa May is fighting on to gain support for their proposals in the british parliament.

Brexit will be bad both for Sweden and the EU consider the Swedish voters. Just over half (54 per cent) predict negative effects for Sweden. Slightly more (61) believe that the EU will suffer, but that the british leave. A vanishingly small percentage see any positive effects (4% for EU and 2 for Sweden).

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see the problem in the wake of Brexit varies between different groups of the population, " notes Nicklas Källebring, opinionsanalytiker Ipsos.

"It is very clear that the highly educated more often report that Brexit may have a negative impact," he says.

more than 6 out of 10 with higher education believe that the british exit is bad for Sweden, while the corresponding proportion is less than 5 out of 10 among those who have only passed elementary school. The difference is visible even if you look at the facktillhörighet. Among akademikerfacket Saco members, it is 61 per cent which is of concern for Sweden and 68% for EU. Among LO members is around half pessimistic.

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by far the most, almost half, pointing out the difficulties to carry on trade with the Uk as the most problematic consequence of Brexit. Barriers to trade are singled out by 30 per cent, 11 per cent indicate negative effects on exports and imports, while the 5% point on customs duties.

(4 per cent) are concerned about limited opportunities to live, study and work in the Uk. Perhaps it is because the question was not how you yourself are affected by Brexit, " notes Nicklas Källebring.

Some differences appear also depending on the partisympatier.

"the sweden democrats' voters stand out and in a certain extent, the left party, says Nicklas Källebring.

There are two of the most EU-skeptical parties, although both have put utträdeskraven on the ice before the EUROPEAN elections in may. Of SD-voters, it is around the third that has a problem for Sweden. Among V voters is less than half. At the other end of the list are The centre party and the Liberal voters, where around 7 out of 10 are concerned for Sweden and almost 8 out of 10 for the EU.

the image belongs to the Swedish public opinion is more EU-friendly than ever. In november last year, said, 56.8 per cent that they were for Sweden's membership of the EU when SCB asked. It is the highest in the 23-year-long trace. Even AS the institute notes in its latest measurement, a historically high figure to the support of the Swedish membership (59 per cent).

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