Support for Euro Collapses
Less than a third of Swedes would vote in favour of the euro in a referendum – the lowest level yet, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden.
While 28 per cent said they would vote ”yes” if a referendum had been held last month, about 60 per cent would have voted “no”. About 12 per cent were undecided.
The new poll, carried out just after the financial crisis in Greece, which also affected a number of other eurozone countries, represents a major collapse in support for the single currency in Sweden. In a similar poll carried out in November 2009, 44 per cent said they would vote for Sweden to join to the euro and 42 per cent were against.
A majority of Swedes (56 per cent) remain in favour of Swedish membership of the European Union, while 20 per cent are opposed. A further 24 per cent have no opinion on the matter.