More people in Britain believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse than those who believe it makes the country better, according to a new survey.
The survey by YouGov, commissioned by the Huffington Post, demonstrates a large decrease in the proportion of the population who believe that multiculturalism benefits the country.
The latest figures, polled for the anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in London, show the changing views of the country – the proportion of people who felt that Islam, as distinct from Islamic fundamentalist groups, poses a major threat to Western liberal democracy jumped from one in ten in 2001, to 27 per cent.
In addition the amount of people who regard Islam as a threat to Western liberal democracy had risen from 32 per cent in 2001, to a majority of 56 per cent. [The Independent] Read more
7/7 Bombings Anniversary Poll Shows More Than Half Of Britons See Muslims As A Threat
More than half of Britons now regard Muslims as a threat to the UK, far more than in the immediate aftermath of the 7/7 bombings a decade ago, an exclusive poll for The Huffington Post UK has found.
The research, conducted by YouGov, also showed that more than three quarters of people surveyed – 79% – believe another attack on the scale of 7/7 in Britain is likely.
And the figures reveal there has been a large decrease in the proportion of people who think multiculturalism benefits Britain.
The poll was conducted to mark the start of The Huffington Post UK’s Beyond The Bombings series, which revisits 7/7 on the 10th anniversary to explore how Britain has changed in the years since. [The Huffington Post UK] Read more