Tuesday, 7 February 2017
55% in the EU want immigration ban from Muslim majority countries Chatham House
An average of 55 per cent of people across 10 European countries surveyed want to stop all future immigration from mainly Muslim countries.
The study carried out by Chatham House, before President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning immigration to the US from seven predominantly Muslim countries, found majorities in all but two of ten states opposed immigration from mainly Muslim countries (Source The Independent newspaper citing a study done by Chatham House)
Poland heads opposition to Muslim immigration with 71%. Austria is opposed by 65%, Germany is against immigration with 53% and Italy with 51% and in UK the percentage was 47%. It must be said that opposition to Muslim immigration is above 35% in all countries surveyed.
It seems that President Donald Trump is more in tune with the strength of anti-Immigration feelings across Europe than many so called mainstream politicians actually are.
Percentages speak volumes about how detached from public opinion many so called mainstream political parties are.