A possie in Aussie

May 11, 2009

New ‘flu is not swinish!

Something besides swine flu seems to be spreading around the world – positive attitudes to immigrants and asylum seekers (who would have guessed?)

Henrik at Eclectic Grounds reports that the latest quarterly survey in the Netherlands has revealed that, over the last 3 months, the amount of people stating that the Netherlands would be better off if it had fewer immigrants has sunk from 41 to 35%, and the percentage of people who see a presence of different cultures as an asset increased from 36 to 44%. Despite crisis, more tolerance toward immigrants and Muslim citizens

Last week this blog reported that 45% of people agree with Kevin Rudd’s position that the Australia Government has maintained tough border security and the increase in asylum seekers is due to new global security and economic factors Australians turn away from bull about boatpeople

As well as a poll from the NY Times/CBS showing that two-thirds of Americans support giving legal status to undocumented immigrants, with 44% supporting a path to citizenship, a new ABC poll shows a substantial increase in the number of Americans who support legal status for undocumented immigrants. Clear Majority of Public Supports Legal Status for Undocumented

abc-poll

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