Greeks least immigrant-friendly, Pew survey shows


Greeks hold the most negative views towards immigrants, viewing them mostly as a burden to the economy, according to a survey carried out by Pew Research Center in the United States and seven European countries.

An overwhelming 70 percent of Greeks said immigrants “are a burden on our country because they take our jobs and social benefits.” Just 19 percent said they are a strength “because of their work and talents.”

Italians were shown to hold similarly xenophobic views.

According to the survey, Germans, the British and Americans hold the most positive views of immigrants.

Views of Immigrants in Europe and the U.S.