Monday, October 24, 2005

Norwegians have becoming more positive towards immigrants over the past decade but there are still many who feel uneasy about their new compatriots

Aftenposten:

A majority of Norwegians now view immigrants as enriching the country's cultural life, but 28 percent still view immigrants as a threat to the national character.

The survey, carried out by Opinion, found that Norwegians are especially positive about the contribution to the job market played by newcomers, but the study also revealed worrying trends.

"There is also something smoldering in the background. About four out of ten are worried that immigration makes society more unsafe," researcher Svein Blom told newspaper Dagsavisen.

Those with higher education aged 30-40 are the most positive towards immigration, while the oldest and youngest segments of society are most skeptical.

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2 Comments:

At 5:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Those with higher education aged 30-40 are the most positive towards immigration,..."

For some reason, these people appear to be the most susceptible to politically correct racial sensitivity, or maybe they are just the most afraid of being called names. What other explanation can there be? Regarding the concerns mentioned, I think the data are very clear: most immigrants to western Europe are uneducated third worlders who only marginally assimilate, and so in large numbers they are most definitely a "threat to the national character"; in most western European countries, immigrants are significantly more likely to be criminals than the native population, and so they definitely do make "society more unsafe". You'd think "those with higher education" would be aware of these things, and would therefore have a less than positive opinion about immigration. But then you'd be wrong.

As for the "contribution to the job market", I have no idea what that could be: How could it possibly be a good idea to fill up a small country like Norway with a lot of immigrants who are a lot more likely to be criminal and a lot less likely to achieve academically than the natives?

 
At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For some reason, these people appear to be the most susceptible to politically correct racial sensitivity, or maybe they are just the most afraid of being called names. What other explanation can there be?

People who are well-educated are the least likely to live in the same neigborhoods as the immigrants and are therefore less likely to experience the negative effects of such immigration.

 

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