Poll finds Greeks among most anti-migrant in EU
A new survey shows that most Europeans fear a refugee influx will heighten the risk of terrorist attacks and cost them jobs, with Greeks among those displaying the most negative values toward Muslims but also Jews.
In Greece, 55 percent of respondents said they thought refugees would increase the likelihood of terrorist attacks in the country, below the European Union average of 59 percent and significantly lower than the 76 percent rate in Hungary, according to the survey by the Pew Research Center. But 72 percent of Greeks said they believe refugees are a burden on the country because they take jobs and social benefits, above the EU average of 50 percent. Sixty-five percent of Greeks had an unfavorable view of Muslims compared to 28 percent in the UK. The highest rate, of 72 percent, was in Hungary.
Meanwhile Pew found a 16 percent EU average expressing a negative view about Jews compared to 55 percent in Greece.