The proportion of Swedes that wish their country to leave the EU has declined to its lowest level since November 2010, Radio Sweden reports.
According to figures released by Statistics Sweden on Tuesday, 20,8% of Swedes were categorically against EU membership; the last survey in May showed 23,6% of respondents opposed EU membership. However, that does not mean Euroscepticism is a minority.
28,9% of respondents on Tuesday and only a narrow majority of 50,3% were clearly in favour of EU membership.
What is clear is that the Euro is unpopular. If a referendum took place posing the question of whether or not Sweden should join the single currency, 72% of respondents would vote “no.”
Speaking to Swedish Radio, a researcher of the Swedish Institute for European Studies, Göran von Sydow, suggests that Brexit galvanized support for the EU rather than leading to a “domino effect.”