More than half of Brits feel immigrants from Eastern Europe have adversely impacted levels of unemployment in the UK.
A ComRes survey carried out for ITV News found:
- 51% felt they had negatively impacted unemployment levels
- Just 11% said Eastern European immigrants had a positive impact
- 25% thought they had a neutral or no impact
- 13% did not know
The welfare state is the area those questioned believe is most likely to have been negatively impacted (57%).
The UK economy (22%) and the skill level of the labour force (22%) are deemed to be the areas most positively affected by Eastern European immigration.