Majority opposed to dual nationality

2nd May 2011, Comments 1 comment

More than half of all adult Dutch citizens are opposed to dual nationality. Three in five people aged18 and older believe that when a person acquires Dutch nationality they should give up their old one.

A survey conducted by the Dutch statistics office shows that opposition against dual nationality is strongest among the less-well educated and those over the age of 45. Last year, there were 1.1 million people in the Netherlands holding at least one nationality in addition to their Dutch nationality.


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1 Comment To This Article

  • Canucky Woman posted:

    on 2nd May 2011, 12:20:16 - Reply

    "A survey conducted by the Dutch statistics office shows that opposition against dual nationality is strongest among the less-well educated and those over the age of 45..."

    ...who have absolutely no family or history in or any connections to any other country in the world. I don't really think they should have any say in this really, unless they have walked in our shoes. They haven't a clue what they are asking people to give up.

    Has anyone surveyed the immigrants to see what percentage are willing to give up their original nationality? I'm quite sure that if these Dutch discovered that eliminating dual nationality would only mean more permanent foreigners in their country, they would rethink their position.