Men supported and opposed the idea more often than women, with 38 percent supporting and 47 percent opposing the idea. More than a quarter (27%) of women could not or did not want to comment on the matter.
Every second pensioner answered that they support making immigration to Finland easier.
The answers also varied considerably depending on the place of residence. The people of Helsinki supported increasing immigration by 53 percent, while the corresponding figure in the rest of the country was almost 20 percentage points lower.
The idea was especially supported by supporters of the Greens (72%), the Swedish People’s Party (56%), the Left Alliance (55%) and the Social Democrats (52%). Supporters of the Basic Finns and the Christian Democrats felt the most about it, 69 percent and 61 percent, who felt that the next government should not facilitate immigration.
The survey did not specify whether immigration should be thought of as asylum-based, study-based or work-based, for example. A total of 1,096 people answered the survey conducted by Kantar TNS Agri in mid-December.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page