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Old 06-18-2010, 06:51 PM
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Popularity of Monarchy in Sweden

I heard that less than 60 % of the population is in favour of the Monarchy in Sweden.Why?

http://swedishwire.com/business/5014...sweden-growing
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:29 PM
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They think it´s not an accurate republic if there is a king, who has many rights. That´s one point. Other see the financial "problems". And other think it´s not modern.
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Old 06-19-2010, 03:03 AM
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Obviously some swedish don't know the development of the forms of government in Europe.Constitutional Monarchy is a very modern form.
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Old 06-20-2010, 12:51 AM
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I would be interested in what polls say now after the wedding? From what I heard the crowds turned out to be larger than expected with about 500,000 people on the streets!

There were several factors going against the monarchy lately. The cost of the wedding in a recession, Princess Madeleine's broken engagement, Prince Daniel's image.

I think the wedding has helped to turn things around, and Daniel has proven himself a worthy consort.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:12 AM
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Are there quite a lot of republicans?More than 20 %?
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:28 AM
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I heard that there was quite a furor caused because Victoria wanted her father to walk her down the aisle and this was against swedish traditions.The church felt is was an anglo saxon sexist tradition and wanted her to walk down with Daniel.There was a compromise and her father walked her down halfway but people said that the swedes were quite unhappy with the royal family for this.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:46 AM
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I worked in polling before, and to conduct a good, accurate poll is really quite hard. You have to make sure you have a representative sample, make sure your questions are worded impartially, etc. There, it's very likely that one poll less than 60% are in favor or the monarch and another poll cites a very different number. And you'll certainly get very different numbers if you asked whether someone "supports the monarchy" versus "opposed the monarchy" versus "thinks they should abolish the monarchy." They are all very different questions, so when it comes to polls, always keep in mind what they ask and how you ask (internet vs. telephone, how many people, etc.)
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Two polls measured support for the monarchy to be around 70%. One poll found that support for the monarchy had declined by 4% from 2009 while another found that it had increased by 6% since the wedding (go figure). It also says that only 51% want the King to stay on the throne and twice as many want him to abdicate than in February, possibly due to the new book.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:04 AM
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Two polls measured support for the monarchy to be around 70%. One poll found that support for the monarchy had declined by 4% from 2009 while another found that it had increased by 6% since the wedding (go figure). It also says that only 51% want the King to stay on the throne and twice as many want him to abdicate than in February, possibly due to the new book.
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There is another way to look at those stats. The people opposed to monarchy have also become less in those numbers. Its the unsure precentage that has grown.
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There is another way to look at those stats. The people opposed to monarchy have also become less in those numbers. Its the unsure precentage that has grown.
Stats can be interpreted in almost any way. I was just giving a summary of the article (as accurately as Google Translate allows).
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Stats can be interpreted in almost any way. I was just giving a summary of the article (as accurately as Google Translate allows).
And you did a fine job. I just gave my impression of the articles i read about that survey today
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:48 PM
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is that mean that they want the king and princess victoria? I don't know swedish.
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It means that most of the people want the king to step down in favor of Victoria.
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Not necessarily, only that they liked Victoria better this time
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From todays Aftonbladet:
Who is the best head of state among the royal family:
60 % think Victoria is best(70 % of the women, 49 % men)
25 % thinks the king.(19 % of the women, but 31 % of the men)
9 % are unsure
3 % think Carl-Philip
Madeleine, Silvia and Daniel all get 1 %

You do you like the most
56 % favors Victoria
18 % are unsure
10 % like Madeleine the most(almost double % of males vs females)
8 % likes the king
4 % likes Silvia most
3 % likes Carl-Philip most
Just 1 % likes Daniel the most
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Well I would imagine that Victoria has had more public face time because of the wedding this year.

And frankly, it does appear that she does a lot of engagements. Not saying that the King and Queen don't but Victoria is the future and seen as such. Which isn't a bad thing IMO.
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From todays Aftonbladet:
Who is the best head of state among the royal family:
60 % think Victoria is best(70 % of the women, 49 % men)
25 % thinks the king.(19 % of the women, but 31 % of the men)
9 % are unsure
3 % think Carl-Philip
Madeleine, Silvia and Daniel all get 1 %

You do you like the most
56 % favors Victoria
18 % are unsure
10 % like Madeleine the most(almost double % of males vs females)
8 % likes the king
4 % likes Silvia most
3 % likes Carl-Philip most
Just 1 % likes Daniel the most
Why not post all the results from the survey?

The other charts shows 27 % would like the King to turn over role to Victoria within 5 years, 21 % within 10 years and 30% not until he dies. Very different results compared to above.
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3 % think Carl-Philip
Madeleine, Silvia and Daniel all get 1 %
I find it odd that Carl-Philip got a better survey result than his sister, mother, and brother-in-law. Wouldn't Madeleine and Silvia get higher percentages because they actually do more?
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I find it odd that Carl-Philip got a better survey result than his sister, mother, and brother-in-law. Wouldn't Madeleine and Silvia get higher percentages because they actually do more?
Well, choosing a favourite person is a very subjective thing and doesn't necessarily correlate with exposure. Maybe more people identify with CP than the others?
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