Tuesday, August 23, 2011
An international survey of 23 countries by Ipsos has found that Europeans are overwhelmingly against immigration
Majorities in countries as diverse as Germany, South Africa, Russia, Turkey and the United States were found to consider immigration to have a very or fairly negative impact. Anti-immigration sentiment was particularly strong in Europe, with over 65% of Spaniards, Italians and British polled strongly or partly agreeing that there are too many immigrants in their countries. In no country did a majority consider immigration to have been beneficial. Majorities in most EU countries surveyed agreed that immigration had made it more difficult for citizens to find employment and placed too much pressure on public services, such as health care and education.