Survey finds most Brits believe immigration puts pressure on public services

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11th August 2016 13:13 - Local Government

Survey finds most Brits believe immigration puts pressure on public services: A recent survey, entitled ‘the British Social Attitudes survey’, has revealed that the vast majority of British people believe that immigration places pressure on hospitals and schools.

The survey also discovered that 71 per cent of the British people in the survey believe that immigration puts a strain on schools throughout the country. A further 63 per cent said the same of the effects on country-wide hospitals.

Of the respondents 62 per cent said that immigration had affected their local schools and 57 per cent said the same of their local hospitals.

Despite these proportions believing that immigration has had a negative effect of schools and hospitals throughout Britain, just 35 per cent said that they believe immigration is bad for Britain’s economy and only 40 per cent feel that it undermines Britain’s culture. These percentages represent a decrease since 2013, when 47 per cent believed immigration is bad for Britain’s economy and a further 45 per cent felt that it undermines Britain’s culture.

The survey also uncovered a notable social divide over the topic of immigration, with 15 per cent of graduates believing that immigration is bad for the economy and a further 21 per cent believe that immigration undermines Britain’s culture.

The proportions were found to be notably higher for those who do not have any educational qualifications, with 51% saying immigration is bad for the economy and 54% believing it undermines British cultural life.

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