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Swedes think Daniel will do good job: poll

TT/The Local · 9 Jun 2010, 11:13

Published: 09 Jun 2010 11:13 GMT+02:00

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Women and the elderly are the most positive, as well as Swedes who currently support Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's conservative-liberal alliance, while the young are the most doubtful, according to a joint Demoskop and Expressen survey.

"Daniel has surprisingly strong support in all groups, particularly considering know so little about him," Anders Lindholm, president of Demoskop, told Expressen.

Very few Swedes - only 3 percent - believe that Westling will do a poor job as prince. Most who doubt the future prince's abilities of the prince are in the younger age groups. Eight percent of all under the age of 29 believe that Daniel will conduct himself badly or very badly.

The survey also shows that more than half of Swedes think that Crown Princess Victoria Sweden's most capable representative.

"That Victoria, and also Daniel, are so popular right now is partly about identification," Lars-Erik Berg, a professor of social psychology at the University of Skövde, told Expressen. "Victoria is young and beautiful - and many probably dream about being like her."

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He added, "The wedding hysteria illustrates the lack of play and pleasure in our daily lives. The wedding is like a role-playing game - similar to those that children play in kindergarten, where they can play at being princesses. We play that game and become a bit happier."

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

13:21 June 9, 2010 by this_aint_sparta
And for him doing a great job he needs gel and alot of it. Half of the tax payers money will be used to buy all kind of gel for the royal palace.
14:32 June 9, 2010 by Tennessee Thunder
Does anyone really care.
15:48 June 9, 2010 by rufus.t.firefly
As an American, I don't really spank to this royalty thing. But I know many Europeans who do, the more progressive of them claiming it provides "stability". I have no idea what they're talking about, but, until proven otherwise, I'll assume it's harmless.

My question is what job? People think he will do good job. What? Will he have perceptive questions about String Theory to ask next years Nobel Laureate in Physics?
16:31 June 9, 2010 by calebian22
I hope Lars-Erik Berg, the professor of social psychology at the University of Skövde doesn't have tenure. Good grief, what a bunch of crap!
17:07 June 9, 2010 by jazzIIIlove
I wonder what the job of prince could be?

wake up

a nice breakfast

hang around

go to gym

administer the gym, wait he is a prince, he doesn't need to do so from now on

go back home



may vary with some entertainments but I don't see a real job here.
17:43 June 9, 2010 by adnans
@rufus.t.firefly..i agree with u . Sweden should abolish this monarchy coz its nothing but a crap and a burden upon the entire Swedish population.they actually do nothing just live on public money.... its modern days hypocrisy.
18:40 June 9, 2010 by americanska
what a joke this is
19:57 June 9, 2010 by steve_38
I read the above and nearly fell of my chair.

Job doing what.

Generally all Royal familes are the same INBRED IDIOTS who are generally incapable of anything.

I am English, but my Swedish in laws go on about how marvelous and wonderful the Swedish royal family, in my book they are all the same.

I dont know of any royal in any country that any normal person would actually employ at a Place of work.

Anyway keep the funny articels coming asit makes my day much lighter.

19:57 June 9, 2010 by Earandur Lissesul
Nice job if you can get it, if I wasn't so old and ugly maybe I would try my luck with Princess Madeleine. I hear she is foot loose and fancy free these days.
00:28 June 10, 2010 by glamelixir
Oh yes, He will do a good job.. does that mean that he will try to make his fake smile more believable for the pictures?

Agree with all the above written, would only add maybe reproducing to have a couple of royal offsprings, which considering how ugly Victoria is can be consider a pretty dirty job.
01:46 June 10, 2010 by nukes-free
Europeans are good at this...... "use of persuasive argument and doctored statistics to man-up their failures". I wonder how they would be labeling monarchy in this 21st century if they had been wise enough to get rid of theirs centuries back. I suspect by now, they would have also succeeded in changing the synonym of monarchy to "out-dated" , "backward" domination and exploitation of many by a few or rather by one family.

My dear Europe, be bold to admit it when you fail instead of masking it up because you don't want others to see where you didn't get it right. It is time you drop all these cultural hegemony and the persuasive argument that portrays them as "norm".
10:24 June 10, 2010 by salalah
When I look at him I think CHEWBACCA...!!!
18:10 June 10, 2010 by Earandur Lissesul
Well I am looking forward to my trip to Sweden (Stockholm) for Midsummer in a couple of weeks time. I would have come sooner but it looks like my invitation to the Royal Wedding has got lost in the post. Just hope this one goes better than Charles and Diana.
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