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Nearly all Czechs against resettlement of refugees fleeing war

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Prague, Nov 23 (CTK) – Most Czechs (63 percent) are against the resettlement of refugees from countries hit by war, 30 percent would give them temporary asylum and 2 percent would let them resettle in the Czech Republic, according to a CVVM poll whose results were released yesterday.
The Czech public opinion on migrant affairs remained more or less the same as it was in the previous poll.
The number of people opposing the arrival of any refugees started increasing in September 2015, when the migrant crisis culminated. Half of Czechs did not want any refugees in their country then. Last January, the camp rejecting refugees stopped growing.
According to CVVM, Polish society is more open to refugees than Czech society. However, a majority of Poles (52 percent) oppose the resettlement of refugees in their country.
The poll showed that Czechs are more ready to accept refugees from Ukraine (38 percent) than from the Middle East and North Africa (15 percent). Ukrainian refugees would be welcomed by 57 percent of Poles and African and Middle East refugees by 28 percent of Poles.

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