Swedish youth and authoritarian leadership

According to the World Values Survey in 2011, 26% of Swedish youth (18-29) would prefer an authoritarian regime under certain circumstances.

A qualitative probe of this has suggested that one reason for this reply was that they had a vague notion of what democracy was, because it has not been taught in schools.

Lindberg, Staffan I. ”Demokrati inte så viktigt för dagens unga svenskar”, Dagens Nyheter, 3/6-2011.

Zaremba, Maciej. ”Så får svenska skolan en ny blomstringstid”, Dagens Nyheter, 9/6-2011.

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