The drop in support for the EU has come to a halt (2014:5epa)


The fall in Swedish public opinion on European integration has come to a halt. The polls from late 2013 even show a slight increase in the pro-EU attitudes among the Swedes. In this analysis, Sören Holmberg demonstrates that just as the negative turn in public opinion during the crisis was associated with negative evaluations of the economic consequences of the EU for Sweden, public opinion now regards the impact of the EU on the economy as more positive, which generates more support for the EU in Sweden.

The publication is part of SIEPS´ research project Swedish Public Opinion on European Integration.

Note: The publication is in Swedish only.

Sören Holmberg is Professor of Political Science at University of Gothenburg. He is one of the founders of the SOM Institute and former head of The Swedish National Elections Studies.