The public are four times more likely to have
positive rather than negative attitudes towards asylum seekers and
refugees, according to research published at the beginning of
Refugee Week, which runs from 17 to 23 June.
by Mori Social Research Institute found that British people are
broadly sympathetic towards asylum seekers though respondents
believed that the UK hosted nearly a quarter of the world’s
refugees and asylum seekers when in fact it takes just 1. 98 per
cent of them.
survey was commissioned by Amnesty International UK, the
Commonwealth Institute, RefAid, Refugee Action, Refugee Council,
Save the Children UK and the United Nations High Commissioner for