In year 2000 the Swedish parliament settled goals for the large carnivore population size. In a survey conducted in 2004 a majority of the swedes was supporting the goals set by the parliament. However, the survey also showed that the inhabitants in rural and sparsely populated regions with a high density of large carnivores had a much more reluctant or even opposite view towards the population size goals. Now when the parliamentary population size goals have been achieved, and the number of large carnivores has increased, the question is if a majority of the Swedes still are as pleased with the policy objectives or whether attitudes have changed as the large carnivores become more numerous? We conducted a mail survey in 2009, replicating the study from 2004, in order to determine if the Swedes attitudes towards large carnivores changed over the last five years. In addition we contrasted the national, regional and local levels across the two studies. Our results, which relate to the conference themes: 3. Policy Implementation and Management: Attitudes, trust, and environmental concern, to be presented at the symposium “Emotions towards wildlife: Implications for policy and management”, demonstrate that the opinion gaps, in particular between people living in urban and rural areas are increasing.