Almost 70% of Swedes Support Return of Compulsory Military Service

Almost 70% of Swedes Support Return of Compulsory Military Service

EUROPE 01:24 15.09.2016

Most of Swedish citizens, 68 percent, would back the reintroduction of compulsory military service in the country, local media reported, citing an opinion poll.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Most people who voiced support for the reintroduction of conscription were old, while the majority of polled young people also backed the idea, the Swedish news portal “News 55” said.

According to the survey, the return to compulsory recruitment was supported more by men than by women.

The survey was carried out by Public Opinion Research Institute Novus and included 1,000 respondents aged from 18 to 79.

Mandatory military service was introduced in Sweden in 1901 and was officially abolished in 2010.

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