Swedes reluctant to answer agencies' questions

Swedes are apparently growing less willing to take part in surveys and studies from government agencies. Peter Beijron of Statistics Sweden tells the newspaper Dagens Nyheter that this is a growing problem, as it means their data may not actually reflect the views of the people.

One example is the agency’s most recent survey of support for political parties. The number of non-respondents was 39 percent, 14 points higher than in 2005. Fewer respondents means a much larger margin of error.