Scotland & the rest of Britain

An interesting analysis (by Scott Blinder) of public opinion data (from 2011) on attitudes towards immigration. Blinder identifies London and Scotland as the areas with the most favourable attitudes towards immigration in the UK.

A slight majority in Scotland (56%) said that they thought that immigration to the UK should be reduced ‘a little’ (19%) or ‘a lot’ (37%) – compared to the UK average of 69% (‘a little’ 24% & ‘a lot’ 45%).

A significant minority (20%) said that they thought that immigration should be ‘increased a lot’ – this is a higher percentage than any other part of the UK – and well above the UK average of 2.8%.

Lots of other interesting information on attitudes towards different migrant groups (refugees and asylum-seekers; low-paid workers; students…).

For more information and analysis check out the website:

http://www.migrationobservatory.ox.ac.uk/commentary/variations-enigma-regional-differences-support-reducing-immigration-uk

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