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Edit request: found the missing citation, 25 July 2011[edit]

I found the citation that is missing under the education section, 3rd paragraph, in the part that talks about tertiary education:

https://www.tilastokeskus.fi/artikkelit/2006/art_2006-07-06_001.html

I found this citation source in the article about Finland, which discussed a similar set of statistics about its own tertiary education system.

Thanks!

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.237.212.142 (talk) 09:04, 25 July 2011‎ (UTC)

Lead paragraph[edit]

I apologize if I did not explain my edits. The lead should never contain specific details about some magazine ranking this country in this place and so on. It should contain very general information and the main highlights of the country. For example, is it really necessary to specifically mention Newsweek and what ranking they gave the country? This should be mentioned later in the article, not in the lead. See any featured or good article and you will understand. All these rankings can just be put under "Sweden does well in comparisons of this, that" and so on, which is what I did and why I said the lead should be modified. KingdomHearts25 (talk) 13:54, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Good for you! --SergeWoodzing (talk) 16:30, 28 April 2014 (UTC)

Edit request: Small translation[edit]

The motto, "För Sverige - i tiden" is now translated as "For Sweden – With the Times". A better and more accurate translation is "For Sweden – In Time".— Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ([[User talk:{{{1}}}|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/{{{1}}}|contribs]])

Not done. "For Sweden – With the Times" is the English translation on the Royal Court's website[1]. Also, in Swedish "i tid" (in time) is not the same as "i tiden" (with the times). To be "i tid" means not being late, to be "i tiden" means being modern, being relevant to the current time or being influenced by current events. Sjö (talk) 10:40, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

While you're right that if the Royal Court uses it, then of course that is the one we're sticking with. But what I want to say is that "i tiden" -> "in the time" (lit. translation). "With the times" -> "Med tiden" (lit. translation). The difference between "i tid" and "i tiden" is that the latter is the definite article. We both know that the motto of Sweden has nothing to do with being late or not, neither was I implying that it was. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.160.25.188 (talk) 18:22, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Modern History[edit]

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 90.244.10.77 (talk) 21:23, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Possible copyright problem[edit]

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Obvious bias towards depicting Sweden as a religious country[edit]

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 130.243.217.245 (talk) 23:17, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 August 2014[edit]

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.[168] Other research has shown that religion in Sweden continues to play a role in cultural identity.[169] This is evidenced by the fact that around 70 per cent of adults continue to remain members of the Lutheran Church[170] 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.

213.115.10.98 (talk) 11:36, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg 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)