Question six: Do you feel that Muslim immigration will become a serious problem for NZ?


My motivation for creating a survey on immigration was to get an accurate snapshot of what a  Conservative/ Libertarian voter  thinks about immigration in New Zealand. I wanted this snap shot  primarily for David Seymour  as he commented that the small changes Act had proposed for immigration did not gain any support from this blog and resulted in a lot of negativity from the media.

Winston Peters of course has always been vocal about immigration, I hope this survey gives him some insight on what our real concerns about immigration are. Are we anti-immigration? Or do we think immigration is a good thing?

John Key likes to implement policies that will be popular with voters so he too should find this survey useful.I think he will be surprised at what it shows.

Due to our large audience we easily surveyed over one thousand voters in less than a day. This survey is not of the general population but of a specific conservative/libertarian audience. I gave two yes options and two no options for every  question.

Here are the results for question six: Do you feel that Muslim immigration will become a serious problem for NZ?

A clear majority of 92% have serious concerns about Muslim immigration into New Zealand. The survey did not ask responders to explain what their concerns were so please feel free to share your key concerns in the comments. What I hope political parties will take from this result is that there is a significant number of conservative voters who are worried about the effects of Islamic immigration on our country, now and in the future.

A European opinion survey taken way back in 2011, before the mass Muslim migration happened, found that…

…more than half of all Europeans believe there are too many immigrants in their countries and that immigration is having a negative impact on their lives.

…The “Global Views on Immigration” survey was conducted by the London-based Ipsos global research firm and published on August 4. It polled citizens in nine European countries: Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden.

The poll shows a close correlation between the views the natives of a given country have about immigration and the number of, and level of, integration of Muslim immigrants in their countries.

For example, the poll finds that Belgians and Britons hold the most negative views on immigration; these countries also have some of the least integrated Muslim populations in Europe. The poll also shows that among Europeans, Poles have the most positive views on immigration and immigrants; Poland happens to have Europe’s smallest Muslim community, which comprises less than 0.1% of that country’s total population.

…In response to the polling question “Would you say that immigration has generally had a positive or negative impact?” majorities in all European countries except for Sweden and Poland say the impact has been negative…

Most Europeans also agree with the survey statement “Immigration has placed too much pressure on public services” in their country…

The Ipsos survey mirrors the findings of a number of other recent polls which show that Europe’s mainstream political parties are losing touch with public opinion on the issue of Muslim immigration.

A new report “Muslim-Western Tensions Persist” was published by the Washington, DC-based Pew Research Center on July 21. It shows that Europeans believe their relations with Muslims are bad…

The poll also shows that most Europeans believe Muslims in their countries do not want to integrate…

The Pew survey shows that almost 60% of Europeans believe Muslims are “fanatical,” 50% believe they are “violent” and only 22% believe they are “respectful of women.” In response to the question “Which religion is most violent?” 90% of French say Islam, as do 87% of Spaniards, 79% of Germans and 75% of Britons. The poll also shows that more than two-thirds of Germans (73%), Britons (70%), French (68%) and Spanish (61%) are worried about Islamic extremists in their countries.

A separate poll conducted by the Pew Global Attitudes Project shows widespread support in Europe for banning Islamic veils in public, including in schools, hospitals and government offices. The survey shows that 82% of French, 71% of Germans, 62% of Britons and 59% of Spaniards support such a ban.

Another pan-European survey, the “Guardian Euro Poll,” shows that concern about Muslim immigration is widespread and not just limited to the political far right. The poll shows that although 62% of Europeans view themselves as “liberal” rather than “traditional” on social issues, pluralities in the four biggest countries (Britain, France, Germany and Spain) are opposed to immigration from outside the European Union. The survey also shows that unrestricted immigration is the first- or second-most serious problem a large number of Europeans face.

In Britain, a poll called the “Searchlight Fear and Hope Survey” shows that huge numbers of Britons would support an anti-immigration English nationalist party if it were not associated with violence and fascist imagery. The poll, conducted by London-based Populus, also shows that more than 50% of Britons agree with the proposition that “Muslims create problems in the UK.”

In France, an Ifop poll published by the center-left Le Monde newspaper shows that 42% of French citizens consider the presence of a Muslim community in their country to be “a threat” to their national identity. Moreover, 68% of French say Muslims are “not well integrated in society.” Out of these, 61% of the French blame this failure on the “refusal” by Muslims to integrate.

Recent polls also show that up to two-thirds of French voters believe that “multiculturalism” and the integration of Muslims into society have failed. A survey by Ifop for the France-Soir newspaper shows that nearly 40% of French voters believe that Muslim prayer in the streets of France resembles an occupation….

In Germany, an opinion survey, “Perception and Acceptance of Religious Diversity,” conducted by the sociology department of the University of Münster, in partnership with the prestigious TNS Emnid political polling firm, shows that the majority of Germans disagree with a statement by German President Christian Wulff that Islam “belongs in Germany.”

…Fewer than 5% of Germans think Islam is a tolerant religion, and only 30% say they approve of the building of mosques…

Fewer than 10% of West Germans and 5% of East Germans say that Islam is a peaceful religion. More than 40% of Germans believe that the practice of Islam should be vigorously restricted.

Only 20% of Germans and 30% of French believe that Islam is suitable for the Western world. Significantly, more than 80% of those surveyed in Germany, France, Denmark, Portugal and the Netherlands agree with the statement “that Muslims must adapt to our culture.

In the Netherlands, polls show that an overwhelming majority of Dutch voters are sceptical about multiculturalism. According to a Maurice de Hond poll published by the center-right newspaper Trouw on June 19, 74% of Dutch voters say immigrants should conform to Dutch values. Moreover, 83% of those polled say they support a ban on Islamic burqas in public spaces.

A separate Maurice de Hond poll published by the popular news website on July 29 shows that 63% of Dutch are “worried about the fact that the influence of Islam in Western European countries is increasing.”

Not surprisingly, the center-right government in Holland recently announced plans to abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the country.

In Denmark, a Gallup/Berlingske poll recently published by the center-right Berlingske newspaper shows that 92% of Danish citizens believe Muslim immigrants should “predominantly adopt local Danish customs.”

…Considered as a whole, the recent surveys show that majorities of Europeans are now worried about the impact that Muslim immigration is having on their daily lives.


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