Immigration, Terrorism Dominate EU Public Opinion Poll

A new Eurobarometer poll conducted for the European Commission reveals that immigration and terrorism are the overwhelming top concerns across the bloc.

Respondents in 21 out of 28 EU member states ranked immigration as the number one issue, and the subject received the highest overall mentions (38%) followed by terrorism (29%).

Estonians are most concerned with immigration (62%) followed by Czechs (58%) and Hungarians (56%).

Six remaining member states ranked immigration in second place, with Portugal providing the only aberration, where it was the fifth most important issue.

Terrorism - which can often be linked to immigration - was the most important issue in seven nations.

Interestingly, in Sweden, where lax border controls and an open door to migrants have lead to a stunning surge in sex crimes, violence and no-go zones, ‘climate change’ was the biggest concern for 29% of respondents - the highest in the EU.

Results of the Eurobarometer poll track closely with those of a YouGov survey conducted in 11 European countries in April.

As Infowars Europe reported, immigration was the primary concern in nine countries and second most important in two more, and terrorism ranked first or second in nine of those nations, as well.

In a 2017 study conducted by Chatham House, the think tank made similar discoveries with a comparable sampling of over 10,000 Europeans, finding that "across all 10 of the European countries an average of 55% agreed that all further migration from mainly Muslim countries should be stopped, 25% neither agreed nor disagreed and 20% disagreed."

Immigration concerns have most recently engulfed Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel's reign teeters on the brink.

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