Women marching during the height of the #MeToo movement.
Women marching during the height of the #MeToo movement. Credit: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Majority of Swedes see change after #MeToo

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Almost two-thirds of Swedes believe that the #MeToo movement has led to real changes in society, although opinions differ greatly between the sexes on what has actually changed.

Around 65 percent of Swedes, both men and women, believe that Metoo has led to change, according to the Novus survey on behalf of SVT News.

However, more males, 45 percent, believe that men who abuse women have changed their behaviour, compared to only 28 percent of the women surveyed.

At the same time, there are more women than men (80 percent and 66 percent respectively) who consider that women have changed their behavior and now come forward and report abuse or talk about it.

The survey is based on around 1,000 interviews. Among those who claim to be directly affected by MeToo, young people are in the majority; 28 percent of 18-29 year-olds consider themselves affected but only eight percent of  65-79 year-olds.

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