Some 51 percent of the surveyed Poles oppose accepting migrants from North Africa and the Middle East, according to a poll conducted by the national Public Opinion Research Center (CBOS.)
The researchers also analyzed publications and online comments devoted to the refugee issue, and concluded that 81 percent of the commentators had a negative attitude toward refugees.
According to the poll, the Poles are mostly scared that refugees may not respect the Polish secular and religious traditions, behave aggressively toward Polish women and promote Islam in the country.
Europe has been beset by major migrant crisis as thousands of people have fled conflict-torn countries in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South Asia, risking a sea journey. According to the EU border agency Frontex, over 710,000 migrants have already arrived in the bloc during the first nine months of 2015.