A new poll released today shows that British attitudes towards refugees are hardening, with 42 per cent of people disagreeing with the assertion that the UK should take in asylum seekers.

When the asylum seeker question is narrowed down to those fleeing war and terror in Syria and the Middle East, the attitude hardens even further, with 47 per cent of people saying they should not be offered refuge.

The YouGov research for the charity Islamic Relief also included separate questions on overseas aid, and which countries do and do not deserve to receive it. It revealed that one in three people do not believe that any country deserves aid from the UK taxpayer.

Here are the exact figures:

Main image credit: Department for International Development

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