Drawing on a unique, new Chatham House survey of more than 10,000 people from 10 European states, we can throw new light on what people think about migration from mainly Muslim countries.Meanwhile, European politicians don't listen to their own voters. That could trigger a populist wave benefitting Le Pen, Wilders, Grillo, and Petry. May is already a beneficiary of these feelings in the U.K., just as Cameron was a victim.
In our survey, carried out before President Trump’s executive order was announced, respondents were given the following statement: ‘All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped’. They were then asked to what extent did they agree or disagree with this statement. Overall, across all 10 of the European countries an average of 55% agreed that all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped, 25% neither agreed nor disagreed and 20% disagreed.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Islamic Immigration Opposed in Europe
Many Europeans agree with President Trump's notion of reducing immigration from Islamic countries, particularly those with violent, disruptive natures. Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, reports: