Poll finds Greeks among most anti-mi­grant in EU

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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.

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