Almost 60 per cent of Aussies worry about Muslim immigration

February 28th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Feb.28 (ANI): Nearly 60 per cent of Australian voters are worried about Muslim immigration, an opinion survey reported today.

But 65 per cent believe migrants should not be discriminated against for their religion.

The Essential Research poll, taken over the past week, confirmed that Islamic immigration is perceived by many voters as a central political issue.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the survey also found many of those most concerned, were basing their views on incorrect information.

There was a clear majority, 61 per cent, who believe some politicians raise issues of race and religion to generate more vote. Just 27 per cent said those politicians were genuinely concerned about Australia’s future.

Essential Research found that the more people overestimated the number of Muslims in Australia, the more they were concerned by their presence.

An overwhelming number of voters, 57 per cent, said multiculturalism had been positive for Australia and 29 per cent said it had been totally negative. (ANI)

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