"What do the public really feel about immigration?" - Migration Watch UK issues a new briefing paper 15.1. ‘Opinion Poll Results on Immigration’, dated 18 February 2012.
The briefing paper, summarises under eleven different headings, the main survey results, going back as far as 2003.
It concludes, “Public opinion is firmly behind the government’s efforts to reduce net migration.”
Migration Watch UK points out that for the areas where immigration is appreciated, for example ‘food and restaurants’, “None of them require large scale migration”.
Whatever the precise question being asked, the vast majority of the survey results show people to be strongly against the current, out of control, immigration situation.
Some of the most clear-cut opinion poll results included in the briefing paper are:
• 94% agreed that Britain is ‘full up’ – November 2011
• 93% believe that immigrants coming to live permanently in the UK should be required to learn English – April 2011
• 88% believe that immigrants who are unable to speak English or unwilling to integrate have created ‘discomfort and disjointedness’ in British communities – April 2011
• 85% feel slightly or very worried at the projected rise in population to 70 million – January 2010
About Migration Watch UK
Migration Watch UK describes itself as “an independent, voluntary, non political body, which is concerned about the present scale of immigration into the UK”. It was formed in September 2008 and is chaired by Sir Andrew Green.
Sources and further information
Migration Watch UK website
Balanced Migration website