Nine out of ten Swedes favour illicit drugs ban

An overwhelming majority of Swedes think illicit drugs should remain banned, despite the legalization of narcotics being the subject of heated debate in recent years, a fresh poll has suggested.

A whopping 91 percent of respondents told major pollsters Sifo that they think consumption of narcotics should remain illegal. Seven percent opted against a ban and three percent said they did not know.

Stockholmers were significantly more in favour of legalizing illicit drugs, the poll suggested. No more than 82 percent of those living in the Swedish capital region said they supported an outright ban.

However residents in northern, as well as in southern, Sweden were most supportive of drugs remaining illegal – around 94-95 percent.

Around 1,000 respondents were questioned for the survey, which was carried out on behalf of the Swedish Carnegie Institute, which promotes research on drug abuse and criminality.

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