Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - 09:14
Perceived differences between Muslims, non-Muslims concern Dutch
Many Dutch are concerned about the perceived growing gaps between different parts of society in the Netherlands, according to a survey Ipsos did for broadcaster NOS. The vast majority of Dutch are concerned about growing differences between Muslims and non-Muslims in the Netherlands. Nearly 70 percent of Dutch are concerned about the gap between the two groups. 43 percent are even very concerned. Nearly 75 percent of Dutch feel that the differences between Muslims and non-Muslims got bigger in recent years. Other gaps that concern the Dutch population include the gap between rich and poor - 71 percent of Dutch are concerned about this - and the gap between people with a high level of education and people with a low level of education - about half worry about this. Ispos also asked respondents how they feel about agreements with Turkey regarding the flow of asylum seekers. More than half of Dutch have no confidence in these agreements. About a third have a little confidence in it. Only 1 percent believe that it will work. The rest are unsure. Regarding the terrorism threat in the country, 70 percent of Dutch experience the same level of fear for a terrorist attack. 29 percent became more afraid. Almost no one is feeling less afraid.