Global Views on the Immigration of foreign workers- Italy (Doxa)


Global Views on the Immigration of foreign workers- Italy (Doxa)
2016-02-25 - press release (Italy)

WIN/Gallup International, the world’s leading association in market research and polling, has published its 39th Annual Survey exploring the outlook, expectations, views and beliefs of 68 595 people from 69 countries across the globe. The poll shows that of the 69 countries, popular opinion in 42 countries is opposed to immigration, while it is favourable in 27 countries.

 

The survey was carried out in Italy by our Member Doxa.  In Italy the balance is decidedly negative, with only 18% in favor and 62% opposed, for a balance of -44, in line with that of other European countries such as France, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic and Greece, while among the other  major world powers, the balance is slightly positive: Japan (7), USA (5) and Germany ( 5).

 

On this issue the world is split into three groups:

  •  The poorest countries (with per capita annual income of less than $ 10,000): The majority (15 of 18) is in favor of immigration of foreign workers in their own country.

 

  •  The middle income countries (with per capita income between $10,000 and $ 35,000 per year): The majority (31 of 34) is opposed to immigration of foreign workers in their own country.

 

  •  The rich countries (with per capita annual income exceeding $ 35,000): This group is divided with favorable (9) and opposed (8).

 

The most open countries to the immigration of foreign workers are China (74), Pakistan (65) and Ethiopia (55), while the countries most opposed are Thailand (-65 points), Iraq (-62) and Iran (-59).

 

Find out more on this new survey here.


Please click here for the Italian press release by Doxa.


For any questions, please contact:

 

Valeria Reda

 Senior Researcher at Doxa, Italy.