A poll by the Ipsos institute for Le Monde newspaper has revealed that a majority of 65 percent of French people say there are too many foreigners in France, a figure that has remained elevated in recent years, with the figure as high as 70 percent in 2017..
Unsurprisingly the percentages are far higher among those on the far right – 95 percent of National Front voters believe there are too many foreigners in France compared to those on the left (46 percent of Socialists)..
Most French people say there are too many foreigners in France, immigrants do not make an effort to assimilate and Islam is incompatible with the French values.
On top of that some 61 percent of French people share the belief that “immigrants in France do not make an effort to integrate”..
Some 46 percent of French people believe it’s not difficult for an immigrant to integrate.
Immigration and the place of Islam in society, are still very much contentious questions for the French, a new annual survey has revealed.