According to a study, when it comes to immigration, the population focuses on the opportunities. However, the majority remain concerned about the negative consequences.
- According to a study, when it comes to immigration, the population focuses on the opportunities. However, the majority remain concerned about the negative consequences.
According to a study, the skepticism of the population towards immigration is decreasing, and the opportunities of migration are becoming more important.
At the same time, concerns about the negative consequences of immigration have continued to decrease, even if they still exist in the majority. This was the result of a survey commissioned by the Bertelsmann Foundation on the culture of welcome in Germany. It also reveals a clearly increased willingness to take in refugees.
Survey: Criticism and rejection still "present and noticeable"
In November 2021, Kantar Emnid surveyed a good 2,000 people aged 14 and over. The results made it clear: "Something is moving," as the analysis from Gütersloh published on Wednesday said. Critical considerations and rejection are still "present and noticeable".
On the opportunities side, with a view to the economy, 68 percent of those surveyed believe that immigration brings advantages for the settlement of international companies, and 55 percent that it helps against the shortage of skilled workers.
Almost two-thirds now expect that society will age less thanks to migration, and 48 percent expect additional income for the pension pot. On the other hand, around two thirds fear burdens for the welfare state and conflicts between immigrants and locals. (dpa/dh) © dpa