More Swedes support joining euro zone: latest poll 2009-04-20 04:08:05   Print

    STOCKHOLM, April 19 (Xinhua) -- A new survey released on Sunday showed that more Swedish people support joining the euro zone than those opposing the move for the first time.

    A total of 47 percent of Swedes would support joining the euro zone with 45 percent against it, found the survey from the Swedish opinion research institute Sifo, commissioned recently by the Swedish public service TV SVT.

    It showed that Swedes in favor of joining the euro zone now outnumber those against, for the first time, reported the SVT, adding that opposition to the euro is largest in northern country and lowest in the south, while women are more negative than men.

    A weakening kronor amid the financial crisis was the main reason why support for euro increased, said Toivo Sjoren, a financial analyst at Sifo.

    In a 2003 referendum, 56 percent of Swedes voted against dropping the krona for the euro. So Sweden has decided to stay outside the euro zone along with Britain and Denmark in the European Union.

Editor: yan
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