Immigration still biggest worry for most people

20th November 2006, Comments 0 comments

20 November 2006, MADRID — Immigration is still the biggest concern of most people in Spain, a survey published on Thursday revealed.

20 November 2006

MADRID — Immigration is still the biggest concern of most people in Spain, a survey published on Thursday revealed.

But less people ranked this as the biggest challenge facing the country.

The respected Centre for Sociological Investigations (CIS) said immigration was still the major concern of those questioned for a poll in October.

It ranked above unemployment, housing and terrorism in terms of what people thought was important.

But in comparison with the last survey – which found immigration was also people's biggest worry – the number of people concerned fell by 10 percent to 49pc of all those polled.

In comparison, there was a rise in the number of  people concerned about terrorism.

This figure rose nine percent to 18.9 pc.

But terrorism was still only in fourth place.

The cost of housing, which is the third major worry, rose by ten percent from 20pc in September to 30pc in October.

Unemployment is the second biggest preoccupation of those questioned.

Over 40 percent of those questioned said this was their top worry.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news


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