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Edit request: found the missing citation, 25 July 2011
I found the citation that is missing under the education section, 3rd paragraph, in the part that talks about tertiary education:
I found this citation source in the article about Finland, which discussed a similar set of statistics about its own tertiary education system.
In the subsection "Modern History" there are two references to the potato, in the first and third paragraphs respectively. However none of them is highlighted in blue ( I mean, they are not hyperlinks linking to the potato article).
The potato, as the article clearly demonstrates, was a VERY important crop for the very survival of many nations such as Sweden (and MANY others in Europe and elsewhere). Therefore the word potato should be hyperlinked. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:23, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Possible copyright problem
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Obvious bias towards depicting Sweden as a religious country
Citing a nytimes article and a obscure book to say that swedes resent the word atheist and the church wedding are increasing is false and should be taken care of. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 23:17, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Semi-protected edit request on 26 August 2014
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The following part from the religion section:
"Sociology professor Phil Zuckerman claims that Swedes, despite a lack of belief in God, commonly resent the term atheist, preferring to call themselves Christians while being content with remaining in the Church of Sweden. Other research has shown that religion in Sweden continues to play a role in cultural identity. This is evidenced by the fact that around 70 per cent of adults continue to remain members of the Lutheran Church despite having to pay a church tax; moreover, rates of baptism remain high and church weddings are increasing in Sweden"
seems to be from highly speculative research. I would also argue that this research is not well-recognized for this area and constitutes a very thin opinion. Therefore, I think this section should be removed since it gives the reader a speculative (and with a non negligible high probability incorrect) insight on religion in Sweden.
For instance "This is evidenced by the fact that around 70 per cent of adults continue to remain members of the Lutheran Church" is misguiding since this number is steadily declining every year. The sentence makes the user believe that this number is steady around 70 percent. This is evidently not the case since the percentage (this information is taken from table in the wiki article) is down to 67.5% in 2012. If one checks the history of the wiki article one can see that the sentence has been around for a while but the numbers have changed. It was changed sometime after june 2013 from 80 to 70 percent. I would therefore strongly advice that this specific sentence should be removed since it's not scientific. The removal of whole part would also increase the quality of the article.
- Not done: all the sources they use seem to be reliable at first glance. if you have doubts, bring it to the reliable source noticeboard or start a request for comment. either way, this is not a simple edit request Cannolis (talk) 17:41, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
In the introduction, the text goes "Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Gotar and Svear tribes and contributing to the sea peoples known as the Vikings.", I think Gotar should be replaced with Geats, especially as Gotar redirects to Gotlander