Migrants Are Viewed as Dividing European Society - Poll

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EU Migrant crisis - Sputnik International
The majority of people in France, Germany and the United Kingdom believe that migrants separate European society by refusing to adopt local values and way of life, a poll conducted for Sputnik revealed on Tuesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A Sputnik.Polls survey has found that a majority of people in France (68 percent), Germany (61 percent) and the UK (60 percent) believe that migrants are causing divisions in society by refusing to adopt European values and way of life.

© SputnikMajority of French, German, UK Residents Consider Migrants Divide European Society
Majority of French, German, UK Residents Consider Migrants Divide European Society - Sputnik International
Majority of French, German, UK Residents Consider Migrants Divide European Society

The poll was conducted by French opinion and marketing research company Ifop and UK polling agency Populus for Sputnik News Agency and Radio.

The poll also discovered that 18 percent of people in Britain, 28 percent in France and 35 percent in Germany disagreed with the idea that migrants are dividing society.

In Germany, 4 percent of respondents said they were neutral on the question, compared with 4 percent in France, and 22 percent in Britain.

The UK poll was conducted by Populus on April 15-21, 2016. In France and Germany, IFop was in the field on April 14-18, 2016. The total number of respondents was 3,042, including 989 from Germany, 1,008 from France and 1,045 from Britain. Respondents came from various backgrounds in terms of sex, age and place of residence. The margin of error is 3.1 per cent with a 95 per cent confidence interval.

About the Sputnik.Polls Project

The international public opinion project was created in January 2015, in partnership with leading research companies such as Populus, IFOP, and forsa. The project organizes regular surveys in the United States and Europe on the most sensitive social and political issues.

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