Monday, 15 August 2011


A Hudson New York article by Soeren Kern, European Concerns Over Muslim Immigration Go Mainstream, includes the findings of a recent Ipsos opinion poll [PDF] on immigration. The results for Britain are as follows:

● 64 per cent said immigration has had a very/fairly negative impact on Britain

● 71 per cent strongly/tended to agree that there are too many immigrants in Britain

● 76 per cent strongly/tended to agree that immigration has placed too much pressure on public services in Britain

● 62 per cent strongly/tended to agree that immigrants have made it more difficult for British people to get jobs

● 58 per cent strongly/tended to agree that priority should be given to immigrants with higher education and qualifications who can fill shortages among certain professions in Britain

● 33 per cent strongly/tended to agree that immigrants made Britain a more interesting place to live; 42 per cent strongly/tended to disagree

● 27 per cent strongly/tended to agree that immigration is good for the British economy; 49 per cent strongly/tended to disagree

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