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Half of Swedish residents want reduced immigration

A group of immigrant students learn Swedish at a Swedish for Immigrants class. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg / TT

Published: 11.Dec.2018 07:04 hrs

Just over half of the Swedish population want reduced immigration or a total stop to immigration, according to a new report by the Pew Research Centre, a think tank in the USA.

In the study, participants in 27 different countries were asked to choose whether they thought that their home country should receive: more immigrants, around the same amount of immigrants as it currently does, or fewer/no immigrants.

A total of 52 percent of the 989 Swedes who took part chose the third alternative. A third (33 percent) said the level of immigration should remain the same, while 14 percent would prefer an increase in immigration.

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