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School reforms creating undemocratic values?

Gothenburg University researcher Staffan I. Lindberg
5:14 min

Are changes in the Swedish school system behind the increase in undemocratic opinions amongst Sweden's young people? A survey last year found that one in five young Swedes would be willing to sell their vote, and a quarter don't think it's important to live in a democracy.

Those results surprised researchers, who decided to find out what was behind this shift in values. They think politicians' changes to the school system could be to blame, leaving students in worse-off schools feeling abandoned and ignored by politicians.

Staffan I Lindberg from Gothenburg University says he was shocked at the figures.


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