Compared to the populations of other EU member states, Swedes are much more positive about accepting immigrants from within the EU as well as from non-EU countries, according to the Eurobarometern opinion poll as cited by news agency TT.
A total 72 percent of Swedish respondents said they are quite positive or very positive to non-EU immigration. Sweden’s result is significantly higher than the second most positive countries, Croatia and Spain, where the corresponding figure is 48 percent.
A majority (57 percent) of the nearly 28,000 EU citizens interviewed for the survey have a quite negative or very negative view of non-EU migration. When it comes to immigration from within the EU, the figure is 41 percent.
Latvians, the Czech and Italians are the most critical of immigration, the survey shows.