UK's poll survey results in regard to immigration and more

February 17, 2014

UK's poll survey results in regard to immigration and more

Channel 5 had conducted a poll, which has revealed that 7 out of 10 voters want to decrease immigration or stop it completely.

As per the survey done by ‘YouGov’, it was found that people in UK have tremendous concern about immigration. The respondents of the survey also said that in the general elections to be held in 2015, the state of the economy of the country will also be very significant.

As per the poll, 6 out of 10 people have admitted that, it is important for the immigrants to speak English. At the same time, 67% of the people think that, the people of Great Britain should be given preference for jobs.

As per the poll statistics, net migration rose to 182,000 when compared to the previous year, where it stood at 167,000.

David Cameron, the Prime Minister, has made a promise in the current Parliament to get this figure down to 100,000.

The ONS (Office for National Statistics) has stated that there are 785,000 adults in the UK who are ‘not proficient’ in English language.

Poll results also state that out of 70% of the voters, 49% of the voters want immigration to be reduced, while about 21% of the voters want immigration to be stopped completely. 

The Liberal party, the most favored party in the country, which has the support of about half of the people says that it wants to work against the immigration caps. 

25% of those surveyed feel that immigration is good for economy where as 42% of them feel that it is awful for the economy.

About 44 % of the voters believe that the immigrants do not contribute to the British way of life while 39 % have given a positive response. About 2/3rd of the population of the country have a concern about the levels of immigration.

6 out of 10 believe that the people who want to avail of the free public services (for example: NHS)) must wait for more than 1 year.

Ben Frow, Channel 5’s director of programming has said that these survey results indicate that immigration is on the top of the list of the things which are of concern and have to be attended to in Britain.

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