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posted by melmarino in In The News

Guess the country!

January 30, 2013

Reported today, guess where:

A survey in XXXX published this week revealed 70 percent of the population believe there are too many foreigners living in the country and 74 percent believe Islam is not compatible with XXXX society.

Most immigrant children 'feel XXXX (nationality)': survey
Most XXXX 'do not regret' XXXX (past president)
Most XXXX are 'unhappy' with XXXX (current president)

The survey, which was carried out by polling institute Ipsos and the XXXXX (organization), was published in left-leaning XXXX newspaper XXXX (name).

As well as having a distrust of Islam and a belief there are too many foreigners in the country, the poll also highlighted XXXX misgivings on everything from globalization to XXXX (organization of countries), the media and democracy.

But many of the more interesting results of the survey surround the controversial issues of immigration, religion and racism, which are frequently at the center of political and public debate.

Some of the stand-out stats include:

· According to the survey, only 29 percent of XXXX people believe the “vast majority of immigrants who have settled in XXXX are well-integrated".

· 46 percent believe unemployment levels can only be cut by reducing immigration.

· 57 percent believe anti-white racism is quite common in XXXX

· 77 percent believe religious fundamentalism in XXXX is a concern.

· 62 percent say they no longer feel at home in XXXX.

Studying the results of the survey for XXXX (newspaper), XXXX historian XXXX (name) concluded that “the ingredients for populism are there and not just in the ranks of XXXX (conservative party)”.

There was also worrying news for President XXXX, with 87 percent of respondents agreeing with the notion that “XXXX needs a true leader to restore order”.

XXXX pessimism

The survey suggests many people in XXXX lament the decline of their country and hold a bleak outlook for the future.

The vast majority of respondents (90 percent) said XXXX economic power had declined and 63 percent noted a loss of XXXX’s cultural influence.

It appears XXXX’s high unemployment and ailing industry has not gone unnoticed among the population, with just over half of respondents (51 percent) believing “the decline of XXXX is inevitable”.

“The XXXX, or at least the vast majority of them, seem to be afraid of everything,” historian XXXX told XXXX.

There also appears to be a deep mistrust of XXXX’s elected officials with 62 percent believing politicians are “corrupt”.

The survey also revealed that the media is not held in high regard in XXXX, with 73 percent of the belief it is not independent and a similar figure (72 percent) of the view that journalists are “not doing their job”.

The poll was taken from an internet survey of around 1,000 people.

So, which country is it?

Who'll be the first to guess without using Google or another search engine?

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