Polling Opinon on Immigration

Protests, demos and tumults are almost unknown in Singapore. But recently people there staged a demo. Their discontent was against immigration.

Turns out that in many countries immigration is not exactly popular. The opinon polling firm Ipsos has surveyed a range of countries. This is from their Global Advisor site:

IpsosPollTooManyImmigrants2011

In none of these countries does a majority think there are too few immigrants. Poland comes closest with a plurality of 41% saying it has too few.

There are plenty of countries in which a majority thinks there is too much immigration, including such non-Western places as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, India, and South Africa.

Why South Korea and Japan have such large contingents of “don’t knows” I myself do not know. Perhaps the issue is much less salient there.

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