Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Europeans on the Right and Left, United in Hating Immigrants Read more: Europeans on the Right and Left, United in Hating Immigrants
Anne Miller reports on the phenomenon of anti-immigration sentiments running high across Europe this spring — something that showed its face clearly during last week’s European Parliament elections. A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows, it’s not just the radical right who take issue with immigrants, and even some minorities. In Italy, 69 percent of those polled say “immigrants are a burden because they take jobs and social benefits.” In Greece, 70 percent think that. And in both countries, a majority of the left agree. The same goes for Poland too, where leftists are more likely than their right-leaning brethren to hold immigration concerns by an 8 percent marin.