LONDON - A new survey suggests that younger Britons of all political persuasions are less likely to support anti-immigration or anti-Islamic policies than older ones.
The survey was carried out by YouGov on the behalf of the Extremis Project. Extremis project is a UK-based platform for independent, objective and evidence-based research on extremism and terrorism. During the survey, British people were asked to say whether they would be more or less likely to support a party that supports stopping all immigration into the UK and reducing the numbers of Muslims in the UK.
The survey finds out that 71% of British Conservatives aged 18-24 said that they would be less likely to support a party that promised to halt immigration into the UK as compared to 66% of Conservatives aged over 60 who would favor such a party.
Similarly, while 63% of Conservatives over 60 would favor a party that said it would reduce the numbers of Muslims in the country, only 28% of 18-24 year old Conservatives felt the same.
According to the survey, 41% of the people would be more likely to vote for a party that promised to stop all immigration into the UK against only 28% who said they would be less likely to support such a party. Around 37% of people would be more likely to support a party that promised to reduce the numbers of Muslims in society against only 23% who said they would be less likely to do so.
Professor Matthew Goodwin who instigated the research and is an associate professor at Nottingham University said 60% of all 18-24 year olds declared themselves to be less likely to support any party that espoused policies opposed to Islam or committed to ending immigration.