Sputnik.Polls: Europeans See a Growing Migrant Crisis

© REUTERS / Antonio ParrinelloMigrants wait in line after disembarking from Spanish Navy cruiser Navarra in the Sicilian harbor of Catania, Italy, October 26, 2016.
Migrants wait in line after disembarking from Spanish Navy cruiser Navarra in the Sicilian harbor of Catania, Italy, October 26, 2016. - Sputnik International
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According to Sputnik.Polls, the majority of respondents in Italy (79 percent), France (67 percent) and Great Britain (53 percent) believe that the migrant crisis in their counties has got worse in the past year.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In Germany and Spain, the number of discontented residents was 45 percent; the lowest number was in Poland, at 35 percent. The poll was conducted by Ifop for Sputnik news agency and radio.

Only 16 percent of respondents in Germany, 7 percent of respondents in France, Spain and Great Britain, 6 percent in Poland and 2 percent in Italy saw an improvement in the situation. Those who are discontented for the most part are supporters of right-wing parties and people of over the age of 35. The exceptions are Poland, where political views did not influence the results much, and Germany, where the same opinion was voiced by people of different ages.

© SputnikMajority of EU, US Citizens Believe Situation With Migrants Worsens
Majority of EU, US Citizens Believe Situation With Migrants Worsens  - Sputnik International
Majority of EU, US Citizens Believe Situation With Migrants Worsens

In the United States, 38 percent of respondents thought the migrant crisis has worsened, 19 percent noted a positive trend and 33 percent did not see any difference.

The survey was conducted by Ifop, the oldest polling company in France, between October 22 and October 26, 2016. The survey involved 7,043 respondents over 18 years of age in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Great Britain and the US. The sample is representative of the country’s population with respect to gender, age and geography. The maximum selection bias in general in a country is +/− 3.1 percent with a 95 percent confidence level.

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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