How Do Europeans Feel About Immigration?

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2016 file picture a woman holds a placard during a Pegida demonstration against immigration and Islamisation in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism in Europe are very much related to one another in the minds of many Europeans, according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center across the continent. Many Europeans also worry that migrants will become an economic burden and take away their jobs and social benefits. Populist parties all over the continent have successfully increased their numbers by campaigning against Muslim migrants including the right-wing Alternative for Germany or Austria’s Freedom Party.
A woman holds a placard during a Pegida demonstration against immigration and Islamisation in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism in Europe are very much related to one another in the minds of many Europeans, according to recent surveys. Peter Dejong / AP Photo
FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2016 file picture a woman holds a placard during a Pegida demonstration against immigration and Islamisation in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism in Europe are very much related to one another in the minds of many Europeans, according to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center across the continent. Many Europeans also worry that migrants will become an economic burden and take away their jobs and social benefits. Populist parties all over the continent have successfully increased their numbers by campaigning against Muslim migrants including the right-wing Alternative for Germany or Austria’s Freedom Party.
A woman holds a placard during a Pegida demonstration against immigration and Islamisation in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism in Europe are very much related to one another in the minds of many Europeans, according to recent surveys. Peter Dejong / AP Photo

How Do Europeans Feel About Immigration?

A recent CNN poll found Americans are pretty evenly split when it comes to support for President Trump’s travel ban. A new survey from Chatham House looks at found European sentiment is also split on immigration, particularly from Muslim countries.

Chatham House asked people to explain whether they agree or disagree with the following statement: “All further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped.” Overall, 55 percent of people from ten different European countries agreed with this.

We talk about the findings and what’s behind the growing opposition to Muslim immigrants in Europe with Farid Hafez, editor of the Islamophobia Studies Yearbook and co-editor of the European Islamophobia Report.