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Głowacki A., Center for Public Opinion Research (Fundacja Centrum Badania Opinii Społecznej) (2017), Attitudes of Poles towards receiving refugees (Stosunek Polaków do przyjmowania uchodźców), Warsaw

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Type of publication

Survey - quantitative research

Geographical coverage


Area/location of interest

Not applicable - national level

Type of Institution

Survey research organisation


Polish Center for Public Opinion Research | Fundacja Centrum Badania Opinii Społecznej

Main Thematic Focus

Integration & inclusion

Target Population

General population

Key findings

The survey shows that the majority of Poles strongly oppose to hosting refugees in Poland. More than a half of the respondents are against receiving refugees at all while 40% of them would agree to give them only temporary shelter until they can safely return to their country of origin. Only 4% of the respondents would let refugees settle permanently in Poland. Moreover, two thirds of the respondents are opposed to the relocation of refugees from the Middle East and Africa. Only slightly over a quarter of the respondents believe that Poland should accept some of these people.

Methodology (Qualitative/Quantitative and exact type used, questionnaires etc)

The study was conducted with the use of face-to-face computer-assisted interviews on December 1-11, 2016 on a 1,136 representative sample of Polish adults.

Sample details and representativeness

1,136 survey respondents (no detailed data about the respondents or sampling methodology available).

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