Thursday, November 8, 2018
Majority of Germans feel strangers in their own country since the influx of Muslim migrants – Study
Xenophobia's what it’s being branded, but the truth revealed from a survey conducted by researchers from Leipzig, is that in West and East Germany, people feel less at home in their country because of the influx of Muslims and believe Germany shouldn't let them in.
The Leipzig Study on Authoritarian Trends reveals that 24% of respondents have a negative attitude towards migrants.
What's more, 36% agree that foreigners only come to Germany to take advantage of freely given benefits, while over a quarter of those would send foreigners back to their homelands if employment became in short supply.
As well, 36% believe Germany's fallen under alien influence to a dangerous degree. East Germans had the higher number of respondents supporting these opinions.
Having done the studies since 2002, the scholars found that nearly 45% of the respondents specifically agreed that Muslims shouldn’t be allowed to move to Germany. This is 7% more than in 2014.
As well, 56% support the statement that they feel like strangers in their own country since the influx of Muslim migrants, in comparison to 43% in 2017.
Also, 4 out of 5 respondents said that authorities shouldn't massively approve asylum applications.
The YouGov poll also realised that 72% of German citizens believe the country’s migration policy's too careless.
There's been a series of anti-immigrant rallies and counter-protests in recent months. The most populous having been in the eastern city Chemnitz.
Thousands demanding the ruling CDU party deal with the increasing number of crimes commit by migrants after young Syrian and Iraqi men stabbed a local citizen, killing them, after a verbal conflict.
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