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Does Europe fear Muslims more than the United States?
by John Lloyd
A poll on European attitudes toward immigration, Islam and terrorism, partly disclosed this week, found that a majority of Europeans don't want any more Muslim immigration. That is, they appear willing to support the ban which U.S. President Donald Trump is seeking to impose in the United States, presently being challenged by the courts.
The poll, still not complete, surveyed 10,000 people in ten European states, and was conducted by Chatham House, the semi-official foreign affairs institute in Britain. Responses to the most controversial issue, on Muslim immigration, were released in summary form before the bulk of the survey. It was designed to show the temper of Europeans on the central political issues of the day: the greatest of these being immigration.
When confronted with the blunt statement "All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped", an average of 55 percent of respondents agreed: 25 percent neither agreed nor disagreed and 20 percent disagreed.
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