Rural Dutch negative about foreigners
A new report finds that rural dwellers think there are too many foreigners in the Netherlands.1 December 2008
AMSTERDAM - People who live in the countryside are more negative about foreigners than city dwellers, according to a new report by the Social and Cultural Planning Office of the Netherlands.
The SCP report says almost 50 percent of rural dwellers think there are too many foreigners in the Netherlands as against just 38 percent of urban residents.
The report also found that 44 percent of rural people believe that migration from cities is necessary to maintain the quality of life in small towns and villages.
However, one in four said migration of people from cities threatens social cohesion in rural communities.
[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]