Europeans More Concerned About Mass Immigration Than Climate Change, Poll
The pill gathered opinions of over 27,000 Europeans in 33 countries
Europeans are more worried about mass immigration than the media-hyped climate change, according to the European Commission’s Eurobarometer survey.
The survey, which is sent out twice a year to gather opinions of over 27,000 Europeans, asked people in 33 countries what their concerns were for the European Union.
The survey revealed that worries over immigration came out top of all the issues.
Thirty-four percent of Europeans said immigration was their top concerns in 2019.
All of the past nine surveys, immigration has been the top concern of the European people.
The worry of terrorism, however, has been more volatile, which peaked and troughed along with the intensity of radical Islamic terror attacks across Europe, then rising to first-place 44 percent concern in 2017.
The high levels of concerns about immigration trumped the generally left-linked issue of climate change, even despite the media hype surrounding it.
According to Breitbart: The United Kingdom was one of the few European nations which resisted the trend about concern over immigration, where the issue came a close second to worries about the economic situation of the European Union, and with climate change in third place.
While immigration was the prime concern in most other EU nations, there were a few other standouts — worry about climate change was first on the minds of respondents in Sweden Ireland, while Romanians were most worried about terrorism.
The survey also questioned what matters particularly affected the respondent’s nation, rather than Europe as a whole, presenting a whole different balance of concern.
Unemployment has taken a tumble since the economic crises earlier this decade, falling from 48 percent for national-level concerns in 2014 to a joint-first 21 percent in 2019.
The United Kingdom bucked the trend of general European feeling in national matters also, showing that Britons were the most worries about the crime of any nation in Europe, and more inclined to be worried about housing provision than average.
The British recognized healthcare and social security as the number one domestic issue in 2019.
The same survey also covered matters of faith in public institutions and organizations, including the European Union itself.
While Europeans, in general, do not trust the European Union in 2019, this was more obvious for Britons, of whom 56 percent said they didn’t trust the EU.