En ny opinionsundersökning i fem stora EU-länder visar att befolkningen anser sig vara liberala och toleranta, men är samtidigt mot invandring från utanför EU.
Europeans like to think of themselves as being liberal and tolerant, but at the same time oppose immigration, particularly from countries outside the EU, a poll carried out in Britain, France, Germany, Poland and Spain shows.
A majority of the people surveyed said they believed in the EU values of openness and liberalism, while also generally supporting the right of people to migrate within the EU on the search for work, reveals the poll, commissioned by the The Guardian and carried out by ICM between 24 February and 8 March on over 5,000 adults in the five member states.
According to the poll, a quarter of Europeans list non-EU migration as the leading or second threat to Europe's future.
Britain comes out as the most hostile to migration, both within and from outside the EU. Some 47 percent say they are against outer-EU immigrants, half of whom even say they are "strongly hostile", while only 20 percent are in favour. (EU Observer)