The Swedish general public’s attitudes towards the use of surveillance cameras in public spaces, April 2018

Research output: Other contributionWeb publication/Blog post


During the first week of April, 1,000 Swedes were asked via telephone about their opinions on the use of surveillance cameras in public spaces. Ninety percent (90%) of the public were positive when asked the question “What do you think about surveillance cameras in public spaces?” – 49% stating that they are “very positive” and 41% “quite positive”. Furthermore, 72% of the respond- ents stated that there should be more surveillance cameras installed, compared to the number cur- rently in use; while 3% stated a desire to decrease the number of surveillance cameras currently in use.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Information Systems, Social aspects


  • opinion poll, surveillance cameras, Sweden, privacy
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLusax security informatics
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 17
Publication categoryPopular science