Majority Of Europeans Think Migrants Are ‘Burdens’ Who Take Jobs, Housing, Healthcare
In total nearly 14,000 people across Europe were polled, with the results reflecting a deep disdain for economic migration, though most also believed that European nations “should be doing more” to stop the refugee crisis.
When they were asked if their country in particular “should be doing more” the number dropped to just 30 per cent, with a plurality expressing that they believed their own government’s responses were adequate.
Just 13 per cent of those polled said they would give up a spare room to either an economic migrant or refugee. Three per cent said they would do it for an economic migrant only, whereas 12 per cent said they would do it for a refugee only. In total 65 per cent said they would not consider it.
And Britain’s approach is said to be particularly hostile to immigrants – likely as a result of the country’s open border policies which have pushed down wages and caused infrastructure saturation over the past decade.