January 17, 2012

Few in UK See Multiculturalism as a Success

Angus Reid, Angus Reid

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More than half of respondents believe that racism has become a significant national problem.

People in Britain are dubious about the effect of multiculturalism in their country, but many acknowledge that racism has become a significant problem, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.

In the online survey of a representative national sample of 2,014 British adults, only one-in-four respondents (26%) believe that multiculturalism has succeeded by allowing immigrant groups to have a better life in the UK.

Conversely, 44 per cent of respondents think multiculturalism has failed and has pushed immigrant groups to live apart from the mainstream.

A majority of Britons (57%) believe racism is a significant problem in the United Kingdom, but only 23 per cent...

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