December 2, 2019
A poll has shown that only eight per cent of Swedes think the ruling Social Democrats can solve the rising problem of gang violence in the next six months.
The results of the poll, which was conducted by Sifo, show that the vast majority of Swedes, some 88 per cent, say that the levels of violence will either remain unchanged or will increase in the coming months, Swedish newspaper Expressen reports.
Toivo Sjörén, head of opinion at Sifo, said the total lack of confidence was a serious issue for the government.
“Of course, those in the government must bear the greatest responsibility. But it can lead to a distrust in society when there is such low confidence in police and politicians,” he said.
“It is serious if the state cannot deliver what is part of the social contract,” he added.
The low confidence from Swedes comes after Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven appeared in Gothenburg earlier this week and said that police would be enacting measures that would see positive changes within the next six months in regards to gang violence.
This article was posted: Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6:57 am