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A survey in France 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 French society.
The survey, which was carried out by polling institute Ipsos and the Jean-Jaures Foundation, was published in left-leaning French newspaper Le Monde.
As well as having a distrust of Islam and a belief there are too many foreigners in the country, the poll also highlighted French misgivings on everything from globalization to Europe, 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 centre of political and public debate.
Some of the stand-out stats include:
· According to the survey, only 29 percent of French people believe the “vast majority of immigrants who have settled in France 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 France
· 77 percent believe religious fundamentalism in France is a concern.
· 62 percent say they no longer feel at home in France.