Anti-foreigner attitudes on the rise in Germany, study finds

Xenophobic attitudes are increasing in Germany. According to a study by the University of Leipzig, almost one in three Germans now holds prejudices or dislikes against people from other countries.

In eastern states, almost one in two people (47 percent) agree with statements such as: “Foreigners take advantage of the welfare state”, the survey found. For western states this number was 32.7 percent, reported the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).

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