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Sweden: New poll shows support for immigration but worries about integration (Unofficial translation)

A poll conducted by Ipsos about immigration, asylum policy and integration shows that a majority, 63 percent, think that immigration is good for Sweden. But an equally large proportion of the population believes that integration of migrants works poorly.

When it comes to accepting asylum seekers, the opinion is divided. 36 percent believe that Sweden should accept fewer than today, 33 percent say neither more nor less, while 26 percent think that Sweden should accept more.

More people are worried about increasing xenophobia (77 percent) than about an increasing number of refugees (30 percent).

Younger persons, people in larger cities and highly educated are more often positive about immigration. As for how the integration of migrants in Sweden works, the differences between different groups are less - most Swedes agree that integration works poorly.

Read more about the poll in English in The Local.