British people's support for refugees grows: study


LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Public sympathy for refugees is growing in Britain and more than half of British people believe there should be greater support from the government, a study found on Thursday.
Sympathy towards refugees has increased, with 38 percent of respondents to the Aurora Humanitarian Index poll expressing regret that Britain was not doing enough to assist them – up from 27 percent in 2017.
“It’s heartening that nationalistic attitudes towards refugees is in decline in the UK,” said Ruben Vardanyan, co-founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative.
Security concerns and the economy were the biggest factors in swaying attitudes, according to Helen Dempster, communications manager at the Overseas Development Institute, which conducted a similar study last year.
Of the 11,000 people surveyed for the Aurora Humanitarian Index, 58 percent said terrorism remained the world’s biggest humanitarian concern.
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