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Poll: Most Czechs angry at government over its handling immigrants

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Prague, Sept 1 (CTK) – Almost three-fifths of Czechs are not satisfied with the way the government is dealing with the current migration wave, according to a recent poll conducted by the Focus polling institute and released yesterday.
In all, 87 percent of adult Czechs consider the influx of refugees a big problem for the Czech Republic and 93 percent of them would like to send them back to their countries of origin.
Three-fifths of the respondents are ready to provide help to them there.
The poll was conducted on a sample of 1,040 Czechs over 18 in the second half of August.
Almost four-fifths of those polled are ready to renew the border protection even at the cost of its hampering the free movement of people and its impact on the citizens of the EU.
The rest is of the view that the existing rules should be maintained.
Some 57 percent of Czechs are dissatisfied with the way the government is dealing with the refugee crisis. One-quarter of them feel very dissatisfied.
A mere 11 percent of Czechs agree with the government policy in this field.
Some 51 percent of Czechs share the view that the refugee wave is a very big problem. One-tenth said it was a small problem.
People over 55, with secondary education, pensioners, owners of small companies and the population of small towns tend to consider the immigration influx a very big problem.
One-fifth of Czechs believe that the Czech Republic should only help Christian refugees.
A total of 37 percent of Czechs are of the view that the help should be provided irrespective of religion.
Some 44 percent of Czechs agree with the view that the state should not provide any help to the displaced persons.
The debate on refugees is very closely watched in the Czech Republic. It has been noticed by 94 percent of those polled, while 52 percent of Czechs are watching it very intensively.
No attention is paid to it by 6 percent.
People over 55 and the population of small towns tend to view the refugee wave negatively more often than the rest.
Women, students and people with higher education are more frequently ready to provide help.

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