Swedes pessimistic about economy

Swedes are getting more pessimistic about the future of the country's economy, but remain optimistic about their own financial situations, a new poll shows.

For the first time in one and a half years, Swedes who are pessimistic about the country’s economy outnumber those who are positive, according to the poll, which was carried out by Skop.

40.7 percent believe that the country’s economy will deteriorate. The figure is up 2.8 percentage points since August. The number of optimists has fallen by 2.3 percentage points to 30.4 percent.

People were more optimistic about their own finances, with 13.7 percent believing that they will deteriorate, an increase of 2.6 percentage points. The proportion who believe that things will improve for them personally rose by 2 points to 25.5 percent.

Some 1,000 people aged between 18 and 84 were interviewed between 17th October and 3rd November.