Some overall conclusions

  • Refugees vote to a greater extent than people who have come to Sweden as family immigrants, and labour immigrants have the lowest voter turnout of the three groups.
  • The results show that women and those who have obtained Swedish citizenship have a higher voter turnout, compared with men and those who do not have Swedish citizenship.
  • The tendency to vote increases the longer people have lived in Sweden, regardless of the type of residence permit they have.
  • Lastly, we can see differences in voter turnout with regard to the country of origin of refugees, where people born in Somalia have the highest voter turnout.

About the author

The Policy brief is written by Pieter Bevelander, Professor of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) at Malmö University and delegation member at Delmi.

Delmi Policy Brief 2022:7 is published on June 7, 2022.

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