The French populace has intensified its opposition against (mostly Muslim) immigration since 2006, two-thirds now saying that immigrants are treated better than they are, according to a poll Ifop for current values.
LeFigaro 67% of respondents agreed with the statement: “It does more for immigrants than for the French,” while only 40% in April 2006. Similarly, an overwhelming majority (86%) believe that “must pass an immigration suffered a selective immigration”, against 62% in April 2006. On this issue, the trend is particularly striking among supporters of the left (49% thought so in 2006, 82% today).
67% of those questioned agree with the phrase: “More is done for immigrants than for French people”, although only 40% agreed with it in April 2006. Similarly, an overwhelming majority (86%) think that it is time to “pass from an immigration policy that is endured to an immigration policy that is selected”, compared with 62% in April 2006. On this question, the change is particularly noticed among sympathizers on the left (49% thought so in 2006, 82% today).
The term “selective immigration” and “experienced” were popularized by former President Nicolas Sarkozy during his presidency.
In contrast, only a third (37%) now believe that “immigration is a chance for France” against 49% in February 2007.Similarly, only 24% of respondents believe that “the government effectively fight against the collective immigration”, against 45% in February 2007.
The survey was conducted among a representative sample of 1002 persons constituted under the quota method. The interviews were conducted by self-administered online questionnaire, 23 to 25 October.