Europeans agree with a travel ban from mainly-Muslim countries, including 71 percent of Poles, 65 percent of Austrians, 51 percent of Italians as well as 47 percent in the UK and 41 percent in Spain.
Of those surveyed, opposition to Muslim immigration was especially intense among older people, while those under 30 were less opposed.
There was also a contrast between those with secondary level qualifications, of which 59% opposed Muslim immigration, and degree holders, of which less than 50% supported halting immigration.
The poll backs up other research about attitudes towards Muslims in Europe.
In a fiery speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Nigel Farage said most EU citizens have a “harder line” on immigration than himself or even US President Donald Trump.
“The people want less Europe and we see this again and again when people have referendums and they reject aspects of EU membership.
“The EU has no future at all in its current form and I suspect you’re in for as big a shock in 2017 as you were in 2016.”
Farage pointed to a recent poll of 10,000 people by think tank Chatham House, which revealed that across 10 major EU states 55 percent of voters thought Muslim migration should be stopped. About 25 percent neither agreed nor disagreed, and 20 percent disagreed.
“I have no doubt that many of you here when you hear what I have to say will despise your own voters.
“Only 20 percent of people want immigration from Muslim countries to continue. Which means your voters have a harder line position on this than Donald Trump or myself or frankly any party sitting in this parliament.
“I simply cannot believe that you are blind to the fact that even Mrs Merkel has made a U-turn and now wants to send people back,” Farage said, referring to the German chancellor.
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