Support In Europe for Sharing Management of North African Migrantation Crisis

According to the Transatlantic Trends: Immigration 2011 Report, a majority of European respondents supported sharing the management the North African migration crisis, with 80% of respondents agreeing that responsibility should be shared by all countries in the EU rather than by the country where migrants first arrive. The lowest support was expressed in the U.K. (68%), and the highest support was found in Italy (88%). On the broader issue of forced migration, the survey showed very high support for individuals fleeing armed conflict, with 79% of Europeans and 74% of Americans in favor of allowing these individuals into their respective countries.

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