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Almost half of Swedes think racism will increase in the country

An anti-racism demo in Stockholm. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT

Published: 11.Jan.2018 07:58 hrs

Almost half of Swedes surveyed in a new study said they think racism will grow in the country over the coming year, while a similar amount said they had witnessed it in the 12 months before.

The results come from a Novus survey commissioned by The Living History Forum, which took in the opinions of 1,111 people in Sweden between November and December 2017.

Asked "have you witnessed something you would call racism in Sweden over the last year?", 47 percent answered yes. And 44 percent said they believe that racism in Swedish society will increase somewhat or a lot in the coming year.

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