London, Feb.4 (ANI): Britons are more fearful about immigration than other nations, according to a poll of people conducted across the United States, Canada and Western Europe. ccording to the Transatlantic Trends survey almost one in four (23 percent) said immigration was the most important issue facing the country.
According to The Telegraph, the survey found 59 percent of Britons agreed there were "too many" people living in the country who were not born here, also a much higher figure than the other nations.Seven out of 10 blamed the David Cameron Government for doing a poor job in managing immigration.
A total of 47 percent believed legal immigrants were a burden on social services like schools and hospitals, and 33 percent said legal immigrants increase crime.
One in four (22 percent) said only British citizens should have access to UK schools and 25 percent said only British citizens should have access to healthcare.
Seventy seven percent of the people agreed legal immigrants were hard workers, and 43 percent said they were integrating well or very well into society - a higher figure than several of the other nations.
The Government says it is committed to reducing net migration from hundreds of thousands to tens of thousands within the lifetime of the Parliament. (ANI)