A Foreign Take On Sweden

How is Sweden perceived as a nation abroad?

That's a question that the Swedish Institute set out to answer back in 2007 with a report on Sweden's image around the world.

The report has now become an annual event. For 2009, 20,000 people in 20 countries gave their views on Sweden and 49 other countries around the world.

As Radio Sweden's Jasna Carlen found out, a peaceful, socially aware country seemed to be the general consensus with little knowledge of Swedish culture.