The euro-crisis has left clear marks in Swedes' attitudes towards the euro currency union. According to a new poll by SnabbaSvar.se on request of di.se, 64 percent think that Sweden should not join the euro. This can be compared with the 22 percent who want Sweden to join the euro later and the four percent who want Sweden to join now.
The most negative attitudes towards the euro is found in the northern part of Sweden, where 76 percent think that Sweden should never introduce the euro currency.
According to the same poll 47 percent believe that one or more countries will leave the currency union in 2012. At the same time 35 percent believe that the euro will continue in the current form while seven percent think that the currency union will be completely abolished.
The poll included 1,052 persons in the ages between 15 to 80 and was performed 15-21 December. The selection is representative when it comes to sex, age and region.
The resistance against the euro in Sweden has increased gradually in parallell with the euro crisis. When Statistics Sweden made a poll in late November on how the Swedes would vote on the euro today, 80 percent answered No. When the same poll was made two years ago 44 percent answered Yes and 42 percent No.