French Poll Reveals Majority Concerned about Immigration, Support Referendum

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A new poll conducted for French newspaper Le Figaro reveals that 74% of French citizens believe there are too many migrants in the country, and 72% want a referendum on immigration. The survey shows increasing opposition to mass immigration, with a significant 11-point increase from five years ago. Even supporters of President Emmanuel Macron’s party, Renaissance, share these concerns. The majority of respondents across political parties support stricter immigration controls, increased deportations, and decisions on migration policy through referendums. They also want asylum seekers’ requests to be assessed before entering France and believe in setting annual immigration quotas through the French parliament. However, support for accepting refugees has declined by 10 points. French citizens are open to proposals that facilitate integration and support the creation of residence permits for undocumented workers and employment opportunities for asylum seekers.