Chatham House under took a massive poll of 10,000 respondents in 10 separate countries. The poll shows that majorities everywhere favor a halt to Muslim immigration. A huge European 10-country poll shows a major shift in public sentiment on immigration from Muslim countries. A continent-wide opposition to further Muslim immigration – an average of 55 % stop immigration, 25% don’t know, just 20% of Europeans support further Muslim immigration.
A majority of Europeans want a ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries, a poll has revealed.
An average of 55 per cent of people across the 10 European countries surveyed wanted to stop all future immigration from mainly Muslim countries…
…Only 20 per cent disagreed, while 25 percent said they did not know.
A ban was supported by 71 percent of people in Poland, 65 percent in Austria, 53 percent in Germany and 51 percent in Italy. In the UK, 47 percent supported a ban. In no country did more than 32 per cent disagree with a ban. Independent
Support is also fractured by where you live. Of those living in rural, less populated areas, 58% are opposed to further Muslim immigration. Whereas among those based in cities and metropolitan areas just over half agree with the statement and around a quarter are less supportive of a ban. Opposition is also more prominent among ‘left behind’ voters, with nearly two-thirds of those who feel they don’t have control over their own lives supporting the statement. Similarly, 65% of those Europeans who are dissatisfied with their life oppose further migration from Muslim countries. There is also some evidence that public opposition crosses political boundaries, with three-quarters of those who self-classify themselves as on the right of the political spectrum and more than a third of those on the left supporting a halt. Chatham House
Europe in 2017 has several key elections.
There are presidential and parliamentary elections in France and Germany, general elections in the Netherlands, Norway and the Czech Republic, presidential elections in Hungary and Slovenia and local elections in Portugal. Britain is still in the turmoil of its Brexit decision and there are local elections in the United Kingdom that could be dominated by the referendum’s aftermath. Forbes