Half of Europeans fear that the recent refugee influx increases the risk of terrorist attacks, a new study shows.
Many, especially in Eastern Europe, considers refugees as an economic burden, the report from the American Research Center Pew states. In eight of the ten countries studied, which constitutes 80 percent of the population in Europe, more than half said that they believe the refugees increase the likelihood of terrorist attacks.
This sentiment is strongest in Hungary and Poland, with 76 and 71 percent of respondents respectivly . Both countries have received a low proportion of migrants, because the authorities have introduced a strict refugee policy. Unlike France who says only 46 percent of it’s citizens beleive refugees are a threat. This despite being hit hard by the terrorist attacks last year. Still though there is a wide spread belief across Europe that risk increases with more refugees.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today