Angela Merkel’s migrant policy has made her deeply unpopular
A new survey found 34.7 per cent of Germans completely or slightly agree with the view “because of the many Muslims, I sometimes feel like a stranger in my own country”.
The same numbers says there are “too many foreigners in Germany”.
Germany has experienced an increasing anti-immigration backlash following Angela Merkel’s open-door policy which saw more than 1.1 million migrants entering the country last year.
Germans have been protesting about the amount of migrants coming into Germany
Angela Merkel, who yesterday announced she will be running in next year’s general election, faces being ousted over her migrant policy which has seen the far-right increase in popularity.
The study found 68.4 per cent of AfD supporters are xenophobic, while six per cent of the Greens and 15.8 per cent of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union were xenophobic.
CSU leader Horst Seehofer said there was a ‘refugee tsunami’
Angela Merkel announced last night she will be running for Chancellor next year
Muslim hostility is higher in the east, at 23.9 per cent, with 16.8 per cent in the west while 60 per cent of those in the east have a negative view of asylum seekers and 46.9 per cent in the west.
A majority of Germans (52.9 per cent) want a limit on refugees coming into the country, compared to 44 per cent in 2014.
Authors of the study, Andreas Zick and Beate Küpper, said no other country has had as many asylum shelters set on fire as in Germany.