Europe’s fear of Muslim immigration revealed in widespread survey
A survey of more than 10,000 people from 10 different European countries has revealed high public opposition to Muslim immigration. The Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs carried out the survey, asking online respondents their views on the statement that "all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped". Over the 10 European countries surveyed, an average of 55 percent agreed with the statement. 25 percent neither agreed nor disagreed, while only one in five respondents felt Muslim immigration should continue. Poland was the country most in favor of a ban on Muslim immigration with 71 percent of respondents agreeing with the statement. Austria was close behind with 65 percent. This survey was carried out before U.S. President Trump's executive order to ban temporarily citizens of seven Muslim-majority states and freeze refugee arrivals.
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