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    Study: Shy Swedes are habitual huggers

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - While Swedes have a reputation of being reserved, a new study shows they'll hug just about anyone except their boss. Nine out of 10 Swedes embrace somebody at least once a week, with women aged 30-44 being the most active huggers, according to the study presented Thursday by the Swedish Red Cross.

    About 70 percent of the 1,036 people interviewed between Nov. 5-8 said they had hugged their partner or spouse that week, while 59 percent said they had hugged a friend or acquaintance.

    One-quarter had hugged a work colleague of the same sex, while 14 percent had embraced a co-worker of the opposite gender.

    Only 4 percent hugged their boss.

    The study by the Synovate polling institute also found that there is a certain etiquette to Swedish hugging traditions.

    More than 80 percent said it was appropriate to hug a person in mourning, while 55 percent said they would hug a stranger who had just found their wallet.

    Sixty percent said hugging a vague acquaintance at a party was not OK.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071129/ap_on_fe_st/swedish_hugs;_ylt=AgDnrJLS4qSTc0FeTQT5.6osQE4F

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    Re: Study: Shy Swedes are habitual huggers

    And the award for "Useless Poll of the Year" goes to...


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    Re: Study: Shy Swedes are habitual huggers

    I wonder for Germans like me if there is a poll about invading foreign countries.
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