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24-country poll: Majority say immigration has had negative impact on their country

Posted by Ann Corcoran on August 7, 2015

US Presidential candidates!  Pay attention!

From IPSOS:

Toronto, Canada – A new Ipsos global poll finds that fully half (50%) of those citizens surveyed in 24 countries say there are too many immigrants in their country—and almost as many (46%) agree that immigration is causing their country to change in ways they don’t like.

Globe with immigrants

Like it or not (mostly NOT!), here they come!

Against a backdrop where 81% of citizens indicate that over the last five years migrants have increased in their country (and just 30% say immigrants make their country a more interesting place to live) only one in five (21%) citizens surveyed say immigration has had a positive impact on their country; only three in 10 (28%) say immigration has been good for their economy.

Further, half (50%) say immigration has placed too much pressure on public services in their country.

And almost half (45%) of global respondents believe immigrants have made it more difficult for their own people to get jobs in their country (and just 41% say priority should be given to immigrants with higher education and qualifications to fill shortages in professions.)

Here are the averages for each of the questions and the percentage of Americans feeling the same way (go have a look at your country!):

 

81% of citizens indicate that over the last five years migrants have increased in their country…

US 69%

Half (50%) say there are too many immigrants in their country…

US 49% (More education needed as not enough Americans know how high the numbers are!)

And almost as many (46%) agree that immigration is causing their country to change in ways they don’t like…

US 43% (This number doesn’t jive with the following areas in the survey.  They must have asked it first!)

Only one in five (21%) say immigration has had a positive impact…

US 25%  (So this means 75% of US respondents must be saying immigration has a negative impact!)

Only three in 10 (28%) say immigration has been good for the economy of their country…

US 30%    (Tell Grover Norquist and the Koch Brothers!)

And half (50%) say immigration has placed too much pressure on public services in their country…

US 58%

Almost half (45%) say immigrants in their country have made it more difficult for their own people to get jobs…

US 48%

Four in 10 (41%) believe priority should be given to immigrants with higher education and qualifications to fill professions shortages…

US 35%

Only three in 10 (30%) say immigrants make their country a more interesting place to live…

US 41%

Go here for lots more numbers!  Fascinating stuff!

The politicians in places like Italy, France, Germany and Belgium better darn well pay attention!  And, LOL! I laughed to see that the Saudis, the Chinese and the Japanese weren’t particularly stressed by immigration—-of course not!  They hardly take in any immigrants!

9 Responses to “24-country poll: Majority say immigration has had negative impact on their country”

  1. […] my previous post on how Americans feel about more […]

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  2. […] See my previous post on how Americans feel about more immigration. https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/24-country-poll-majority-say-immigration-h… […]

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  3. Border fences: they’re everywhere. Saudi Arabia is building a fence, So is Bulgaria. They’re to keep out unwelcome migrants, criminals and insurgents. the longer border fences in the world are those of Morocco, Israel and the one between India and Pakistan. Yet Hussein Obama stopped the building of a border fence along the southern border in 2009 and claims that it is not possible to stop border invaders. Hungary to finish Serbia border fence by August 31: PM Orban. its anti-migrant fence on its southern border. along the entire 175-kilometre (110 mile) length of the border. A recent news story title “Syrians break through border fence fleeing violence.” Greece is building a border fence along its border with Turkey to keep out illegal immigrants, Citizen Protection Minister Christos Papoutsis said. Greece’s 206-kilometer (128-mile) border with Turkey is the most common entry point for illegal immigrants to the European Union from Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Pakistan and Somalia. Perhaps the problem with the Democrats in building a border fence is the fact that a Jewish company was contracted to Build U.S.-Mexico Border Fence. The Integrated Fixed Tower (IFT) was awarded a $145 million contract.

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    • misterpaul5a said

      As far as I am aware Japan does not allow Muslims to become naturalised, they do not allow mosques to be built and the chance of Japan accepting Muslim immigrants is probably LESS THAN ZERO.
      But then again they obviously do not have a Muslim as their President, do not give Muslims the vote, and still have the utmost respect for THEIR OWN social systems, which no-one will be allowed to change except THE JAPANESE. And I am now just beginning to give them some respect which their policies demand in this regard.

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  5. Brittius said

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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  6. RuralRebel said

    Reblogged this on Let's Chat about That and commented:
    Politicians…pay attention

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  7. FatherJon said

    Immigration can be beneficial to all countries. After all, many of us are migrants, I know I am. But it’s now become a burden due to the numbers and quality of people being foisted on us for all sorts of wrong-headed reasons. It’s now become counter-productive to Europe as more and more hopefuls pour across the borders from North Africa and the Middle East. It’s rightly been called a ‘swarm’ by David Cameron despite the howls of protest from the politically correct who resent humans being compared to insects. But that’s what it is, a swarm of alien amoeba destined to bring down governments and cause international unrest.

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  8. Dr. Rich Swier said

    Great. Posted: http://bit.ly/1UsK7xf

    Rich

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