A poll conducted before President Trump’s recent immigration and travel ban confirms that over 55 percent of Europeans in over ten different countries want immigration from Muslim-majority countries to be halted.
The poll was conducted by the highly respected London-based think-tank The Royal Institute of International Affairs, also called Chatham House, and the startling results were released on Tuesday.
Chatham House said that the poll was carried out prior to the implementation of U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial “Muslim travel ban.”
The Finding: “Our results are striking and sobering. They suggest that public opposition to any further migration from predominantly Muslim states is by no means confined to Trump’s electorate in the US but is fairly widespread.”
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More than 10,000 people from 10 European states took part in the survey, and the respondents were given the following option: “All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped.”
According to the report:
“Overall, across all 10 of the European countries an average of 55 percent agreed that all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped, 25 percent neither agreed nor disagreed and 20 percent disagreed”
The results also indicated that in no country “did the percentage that disagreed surpass 32 percent.”
The group surmised that the research “points to significant and widespread levels of public anxiety over immigration from mainly Muslim states.”
“The countries most opposed to further immigration were Austria, Poland, Hungary, France, Belgium, Germany, and Greece, “despite these countries having very different sized resident Muslim populations.”
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