Friday, February 20, 2015

New Poll: Czechs Tend to Ban Non-EU Settlers; Swedes Are Most Tolerant to House Foreigners

A total of 74 percent of Czechs are opposed to immigration from countries outside the European Union (EU), according to the latest Eurobarometer poll organized by the European Commission (EC), the Prague Monitor website reports today (February 20, 2015).

An even more negative approach to immigration from non-EU nations is taken by Latvians (79 percent), and three south European nations: Greece, Italy, and Cyprus (75 percent each).

In Slovakia, the share of opponents is the same as in the Czech Republic (74 percent).

The most tolerant of all European people are the Swedes, of whom only 25 percent are opposed to immigration from non-EU countries. The EU average is 57 percent. 

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