A recent poll conducted by Economic Research Ltd at the behest of the Finnish Homma Association, an online community that discusses immigration related politics and policies, found that “three out of five Finns say immigration policies are too lax. As many as nine out of ten believe that aliens convicted of crimes should be deported from Finland more easily.”
Almost half of all respondents would make it more difficult to receive asylum for family members, asylum seekers and quota refugees entering the country. At least three of four were of the same opinion that asylum seekers and refugees should adapt better to the ways of Finns, and that they have far too good social benefits. “People felt that such research has not yet been made and that there would be a need,” says the association’s chairman Matias Turkkila. Homma Forum has often accused large media-communication corporations of downplaying the negative consequences of immigration policy.
“Homma Association has commissioned in March 2010 during the survey of Finnish attitudes to immigration issues. Survey was conducted by Taloustutkimus Oy Internet panel. The survey involved 905 respondents, the interviews were conducted from 22 to 24.3.2010.”
Of all respondents, 59% deem Finnish immigration policy, either slightly (39%) or very (20%) too lax. It is suitable for 27% of the respondents. A total of 14% as a policy, either slightly (11%) or completely (3%) too strict.
Dagens Nyheter: Three out of five Finns believe that immigration policy is too lax, according to a new survey. Those who move to Finland to work are also welcome: only 13 percent want to complicate the work-related immigration. It’s the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper that writes about the survey made for the xenophobic web forum Hommaforum.