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Unexpected poll finding o' the day

Now suppose you were a Swede, and you were asked about keeping universal male conscription or replacing it with an all volunteer force. Which demographic would you expect to be keenest on conscription? Men over 65, maybe? And least enthused? Young men, perhaps?

Nope:

"The greatest support for mandatory service comes among young men, 74 percent of whom want to maintain it. The corresponding figure for the entire population is 63 percent, according to the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper. Overall, a slightly higher number of women want to continue with mandatory military conscription, 65 percent, versus 61 percent for men. Among young women, however, support is somewhat lower – 61 percent – than among women in general".

Who'd a thunk it.

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Blogger ScotsToryB said... 8:07 pm

But, ...but.

If'n I were 17 again and if'n they guaranteed not to CUT MY HAIR and if'n they taught me to be a ninja-tandoori-warrior and if'n it gave me access(snigger) to if'nish berlondes...

Well.

I'd probably be in favour too.

Jus' sayin'.

STB.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 9:14 am

Probably quite a lot of them are Moslem immigrants hoping to get free guns 'n bombs training...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 9:48 am

You could both be on to something there, although I imagine Swedish military service revolves around marching up and down and peeling potatoes.  



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