There has been a rise in Nationalism as well as riots in Sweden as immigration takes centre stage
And there is growing mistrust of politicians as the country tries to cope with the fallout of the European migrant crisis.
According to research by UK Think Tank Demos, 25 per cent of the population are keen to leave the bloc, while a further 32 per cent want Brussels powers to be curbed.
The news comes amid the country's recent clampdown on immigration and a tightening of its asylum rules including a block on refugees bringing their families to the country.
In Swedish migration and asylum politics 2015 and 2016 were turbulent years
Since 2000, the number of asylum seekers to Sweden has increased from 16,000 to 50,000-a-year but rocketed to 160,000 at the height of the migrant crisis.
Now the report says the population of immigrants in the Scandinavian country is at a record 16 per cent out of a population of 9.6 million.
The report states: "In 2016, we conducted cross-national surveys of citizens in France, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, Spain and Sweden, which revealed a widespread sense of precariousness, uncertainty and pessimism, which was most clearly evidenced in public opinion on political trust and the EU, and respondents’ expectations for the future.
There has been riots on the streets of Sweden over migration issues
"The the polling found low levels of trust in both EU and national-level governments and political institutions, greater proportions of citizens in each country, with the exception of Spain, expecting things to get worse rather than better for their country and for Europe as a whole.
"Majorities in Britain, France and Sweden and significant minorities in Germany, Poland and Spain want to reduce the EU’s powers or leave it all together."
The report, which looks at the correlation between immigration and the EU's freedom of movement rules, shows the number of people applying for asylum in Sweden reached historically high levels in 2014 and 2015.
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Nationalism is on the rise evidenced in Gothenburg, southwest Sweden
And it shows that some 35,000 unaccompanied minors, of whom 23,000 were from Afghanistan, have had to be re-homed placing a burden on the state.
The report also quotes US based Pippa Norris, a McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, who says attitudes are changing in liberal nations over radical changes to living conditions.
She said: "Populist authoritarian leaders have arisen in several affluent post-industrial ‘knowledge’ societies, in cradle-to-grave welfare states with some of the best-educated and most secure populations in the world, like Sweden and Denmark – where you’d expect social tolerance and liberal attitudes instead of xenophobic appeals".
The report adds that the country is becoming "nationalist" as the public comes to terms with the influx which was prompted by German chancellor Angela Merkel.
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The report adds: "In Swedish migration and asylum politics 2015 and 2016 were turbulent years, with a rapid move from mass demonstrations welcoming refugees, including speeches by the prime minister, to the largest asylum seeker inflow in history, to border closure.
"Support for the Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna), an anti-immigration party, has fluctuated since 2015, as asylum policies have moved towards their position.
"Public debate also appears to have taken a nationalist turn.
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"During the last 150 years Sweden has gone from being a country of emigration to a country of immigration.
"During the refugee crisis of 2015, public institutions came under strain, with many commentators speaking of a ‘system collapse’ and a threat to the welfare state.
“It is easy to see how this may have been perceived as a threat to the nation."
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