A map of the world according to the countries Britons want (and don't want) immigration from

Louis Dor
Wednesday 31 August 2016 11:20

The UK would most like to receive immigrants from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia and Sweden.

This is according to a new survey by YouGov, which has found that the UK least wants to accept migration from Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Picture: Carto/Louis Doré

In the survey of 1,668 British adults, Turkey came bottom of the list of countries that people wanted to see immigration from, followed by Nigeria, Pakistan and Egypt.

The most often cited reasons as to why immigrants should not be accepted were criminal records, low skillset for the workplace and poor English proficiency.

The least cited reasons were religion, IQ and age.

Labour and Liberal Democrat voters tended to have the most pro-immigration and lenient attitudes to requirements, whereas Ukip and Conservative voters tended to want more requirements and show attitudes more hostile to immigration.

The survey also showed that young people were far less likely to think that immigration had been too high over the last decade, an attitude the majority of those surveyed conveyed.

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