South Africa is more positive in welcoming refugees, study shows

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For example, the survey, conducted online among adults aged under 74 in 26 countries, also finds that a majority on average across the countries are sceptical about whether those coming into their country as refugees are genuine refugees, and people have also become less convinced about the ability of refugees to successfully integrate into their new society.

The study shows that:

Globally, just over half of people (54%) are doubtful that people coming to their countries claiming to be refugees really are genuine, instead believing they are coming to their country for economic reasons or take advantage of welfare services. Three in 10 people disagree - a fall of five points from two years ago, suggesting people are less certain about people’s motives for trying to enter the country....

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