SWEDEN: 50% of Swedes support a wealth taxMay 3, 2021
1 in 2 Swedes endorse the reintroduction of a wealth tax in Sweden, a new poll has revealed.
The poll, conducted by international research agency Glocalities, shows that 50% of people support the proposal that people who own more than SEK 80 million should pay an extra annual tax of 1% of their annual wealth to fund the recovery and help people in need. Only 15% of people oppose the proposal.
The poll confirms the high level of support for redistributive policies and the concrete form it could take through a wealth tax.
It also revealed that support outweighs opposition to the proposal across parties. For example, 35% of Moderaterna voters, support the proposal, with only 27% opposed.
Read more in Swedish in Omvärlden.