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22% Swedish don't want Muslim neighbors: Poll

Survey shows most Swedish people don't care where their neighbors come from

Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak   | 16.07.2020
22% Swedish don't want Muslim neighbors: Poll


ANKARA 

Some 22% Swedish people are not open to the idea of having a neighbor who is either Muslim or has a Middle Eastern background, according to a recent study.

Most participants said it does not matter where their neighbors come from, according to a survey by polling company Novus published in The Local news website.

Only 4% participants said they would like to have neighbors with Muslim or Middle Eastern backgrounds.

Some 16% participants said they would not want neighbors from African backgrounds, while 4% said they would welcome them.

Meanwhile, 19% of the participants said they would feel positively about having Swedish background neighbors; 12% of them also responded positively about having Christian neighbors.

Some 1% of the participants said they would feel negatively about having Christian neighbors and as many said they would feel negatively about having Jewish neighbors.

Among all respondents, 9% have said they are open to having Jewish neighbors.

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