Sweden is deeply rooted in the matters kept closest at heart such as family, religion and traditional holiday celebrations to unite the people. Sweden has one major language, Swedish. Some minorities speak Finnish, Lappish, Norwegian, Arabic and Danish. Most Swedes can also speak English. However, Swedish still remains the official language. As in many countries there are different dialects. The southern Swedish dialect is related to Danish and can be hard even for other Swedes to understand.
Sweden is a constitutional monarchy. Currently it is Carl XVI Gustaf. Sweden is part of the European Union and its borders are open for immigrants from other countries as well. Their currency is the Swedish Krona. They are not yet part of the Euro currency. Sweden is considered a neutral country.
Swedish people are hard workers living under a socialist government with programs such as long vacations and an extensive welfare system with the goal of not leaving anyone without food or shelter.
Many adults are employed in industrial occupations and office work in the public sector. People in rural areas of Sweden still farm as a major means of employment. The majority of Swedes, nearly one-quarter, are employed in the service industry.
The main religion is Lutheran, and most children are baptized as infants.
|Profile Source: Curtis Musser|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Göta dialect group is south, including parts of Småland, south Swedish provinces, Värmland, Västergötland; Svea is north, including Hälsingland, parts of Östergötland and Uppland, and Swedish-speaking parts of Finland; Southern Swedish in Skåne, Blekinge, Source: Ethnologue 2010|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Göta dialect group is south, including parts of Småland, south Swedish provinces, Värmland, Västergötland; Svea is north, including Hälsingland, parts of Östergötland and Uppland, and Swedish-speaking parts of Finland; Southern Swedish in Skåne, Blekinge,. Source: Ethnologue 2010|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1523-1991)|
|New Testament||Yes (1526-1996)|
|Complete Bible||Yes (1541-1999)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture / Portions|
|Film / Video||Fathers Love Letter|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Swedish|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Gods Simple Plan|
|General||Got Questions Ministry|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible Gateway Scripture|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Bible 2000 Swedish Translation|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Biblica Swedish|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Svenska Folkbibeln|
|Text / Printed Matter||Cartoon Gospel tract|
|Text / Printed Matter||EasyBibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||International Bible Society|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 6.90 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|