Rural Dutch negative about foreigners

1st December 2008, Comments 1 comment

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]

1 Comment To This Article

  • tony posted:

    on 2nd December 2008, 19:49:57 - Reply

    thats why they live in isolation, no one wants to move to the countryside from abroad, so lighten and shut up, silly racists, i left with my wad of money, because silly rural attitudes rub off on the society, your loss in the long run, you soon come running for help, when its too late,,,,,