Public Concern about Immigration Significantly Reduced in Britain since Brexit, Reveals Study
(MENAFN) According to a study conducted by UK in a Changing Europe, a research initiative analyzing UK-EU relations, immigration has become less of a public concern in Britain since Brexit, with only 11% of people regarding it as important. The study also revealed that people have become more positive about the impact of immigration in the country. In 2022, 46% of people viewed migration as a force for good, while 29% disagreed, suggesting that cultural and economic impacts of migration were positive.
Furthermore, the report showed that around half of voters in 2022 believed that the impact of migration was positive, an increase from a third in 2014. The study indicated that in 2022, more people favored maintaining or even increasing levels of migration than those who favored reductions, a first in polling history. This was during a year when net migration levels reached record highs.
The report also stated that public concern about immigration had fallen dramatically in recent years. During the Brexit referendum, approximately 50% of the public identified immigration as a top concern every month. However, by the end of 2022, this percentage had dropped to an average of just 11%. The study concluded that the average concern about immigration in 2021 and 2022 was at its lowest levels in two decades.
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