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New Poll Shows World Is Unbelievably Disillusioned With Mass Immigration

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A new poll found that the world hasn’t been this disillusioned with mass immigration since World War II.

According to the Ipsos poll, a total of 49 percent of people in 22 countries around the world, many of them Western countries, think there are simply “too many immigrants” pouring into their nations. A slightly smaller figure of those surveyed, 46 percent, believe “immigration is causing their country to change in ways they don’t like.”

In France and Belgium, two European countries recently subjected to a series of devastating terror attacks, 60 percent believe immigration has had a “negative impact.” Only 11 percent of people in France said immigration has a positive impact.

Not only do the French believe immigration is currently a negative, but they don’t believe that the situation will change any time soon, as 63 percent think refugees “won’t be able to integrate.”

Ipsos director in France Yves Bardon blamed the media for scaring people into fearing immigrants.

For Bardon, the media has “heightened the fear of uncontrollable migration throughout most of Europe, with the key issue being their ability to integrate.”

Out of all the countries surveyed, the Japanese were least likely to complain of too many immigrants. And that finding makes sense, since Japanese immigration policies are incredibly strict and only take in a small number of migrants, compared to other countries.

Ipsos conducted the poll from June 24 to July 8, using a sample size of 16,040, from countries such as Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Britain, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Italy, Japan, Poland, Russia and others.

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