Large Opposition to Joining Euro

A new survey indicates that against the background of the euro crisis, Swedes are more opposed to joining the single European currency than ever.

The poll, carried out by Novus Opinion for the newspaper “Dagens Industri”, shows that 61 percent of Swedes would vote against adopting the euro if there was a referendum today.

That compares to 44 percent last year, when there was a slight plurality in favor of the euro.

This comes seven years after Swedes did vote in a referendum on the single currency. Back then, just under 60 percent were opposed. So the support which has built up over the years, has now swung bank to less than it was in 2003.