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    The number of Germans unsatisfied with their government's actions on the EU refugee crisis has increased since August, the market research company YouGov said on Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The pollster observed in its weekly surveys of 2,000 people that in mid-October 69 percent of German respondents were unhappy with their government's actions, compared to 58 percent of those polled in August.

    Only one-fifth of respondents expressed satisfaction with their government's performance in the most recent survey, while in August almost one-third of Germans declared themselves to be happy with their government's work.

    YouGov said the trend of continuously decreasing satisfaction with the government among Germans was at least partially linked to the EU refugee crisis, with other opinion polls on government support reportedly showing a similar pattern.

    Rising anti-migrant sentiment in Germany comes amid a massive refugee crisis in Europe, with an estimated 1.5 million asylum seekers expected to arrive in the country this year.


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