Poll: Increased support for Swedish NATO membership

Aftonbladet, Sweden’s largest newspaper, came out in favour of NATO membership too on Wednesday. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images)
  • 57 per cent of Swedes are now in favour of Sweden joining NATO, according to an opinion poll by pollster Demoskop, which is up from 51 per cent in a poll a month ago.
  • Especially people who say they vote for the Social Democrats or the Sweden Democrats – two parties that have re-evaluated their stance since Russia invaded Ukraine – are now becoming more positive to joining the defence alliance.
  • The poll is published in the tabloid Aftonbladet on the same day as its left-leaning editorial announces that it has swung in favour of Swedish membership in NATO.
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