44 percent of germans support closing borders, 51 percent don’t believe integration will be successful, according to survey
For the international survey in 22 countries, more than 16.000 people (16-65 years old) were interviewed between 24.June and 8. July, i.E. Before the terrorist attacks in nice and gaziantep or the attacks in ansbach and wurzburg. Immigration is increasingly viewed negatively, the welcome culture briefly celebrated in germany is fading here as elsewhere. For 49 percent, there are too many refugees in their country, 40 percent advocate closing the borders, only 20 percent see positive aspects in immigration, 46 percent say immigration is changing their country in an undesirable way. A majority in almost all countries, with the exception of japan, say immigration has increased in the last 5 years, led by turkey at 96 percent, sweden, germany and south africa at over 90 percent of people.
It is understandable that the percentage of those for whom there are too many immigrants in the country is highest in turkey with 85 percent (lebanese and jordanians were not surveyed). At the same time, 6 percent of turks are the least likely to say that immigration has a positive impact. These high figures indicate that in turkey, where the government has long pursued a policy of open door, a conflict between immigrants and locals, which had previously only broken out sporadically, was allowed to build up and explode in a dangerous way in the already unstable country.