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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the sample compared to the whole of Malmö Municipality (%)

From: Playing the safe card or playing the race card? Comparison of attitudes towards interracial marriages with non-white migrants and transnational adoptees in Sweden

   Sample (N = 620) Malmö Municipality (N = 280.801) (Age 18–78)
Gender
 Male 46.3 49.0 (49.6)
 Female 53.4 51.0 (50.4)
Age
 18–29 22.7 20.2 (26.3)
 30–44 31.3 23.1 (30.2)
 45–64 28.9 23.0 (30.1)
 65–78 15.0 9.8 (12.8)
Population with immigrant background[1] 33.2 37
Population born outside Sweden 27.9 28
Top ten immigrant groups Denmark Denmark
  Poland Former Yugoslavia
  Iraq Iraq
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Poland
  Finland Bosnia and Herzegovina
  Turkey Lebanon
  Germany Iran
  Hungary Hungary
  Macedonia Germany
  Bosnia Finland
Education at higher level [2](20-64) 45.6 40.0
Political Preference[3]
 Alliance (center-right)[4] 44.3 43.8
 Red-Greens (social democratic-left)[5] 45.4 46.8
  1. [1] The percentage for the sample shows the percentage of those who have reported to have at least one parent with an immigrant background or who being adopted from other countries, while the percentage for the municipality shows the percentage of those who were born outside Sweden or have two parents who were born outside Sweden.
  2. [2] The percentage for the sample shows the percentage of those who have reported to have completed above secondary education (college and university), while for the municipality it is the percentage of those who have one or more year of college or university education at undergraduate and graduate level.
  3. [3] Based on the response to the question of which party respondents voted for in the national election in 2006. Information relating to the municipality was taken from the election report published by the municipality, also based on the national election in 2006. Malmöstad, Valet i Malmö 2006 (Election in Malmö 2006). The percentage for the sample eliminates 94 individuals who answered that they did not vote.
  4. [4] Consists of the Moderate Party, the Center Party, the Liberal People’s Party and the Christian Democrats.
  5. [5] Consists of the Social Democratic Party, the Left Party and the Green Party.