9 out of 10 Germans in favor of limiting the refugee influx in Germany


A general view over the emergency shelter during a media tour at the former boarding area of former airport Tempelhof in Berlin, Germany, 25 February 2016. Tempelhof Airport - once the German capital's lifeline during the Berlin Blockade - is about to be converted into the largest refugee accomodation in the country. The government's plans are angering citizens and opposition politicians as one and a half years ago, the people of Berlin voted in a referendum to keep their beloved Tempelhof - a huge park that was once an airport used during the famed Berlin Blockade - development-free.

A survey conducted by Infratest, between February 16 and February 18, showed that only 11 percent of the people questioned disagree with the imposition of an upper limit over the number of refugees entering Germany.

The vast majority of the German citizens would not reject the imposition of an upper limit on the number of asylum seekers allowed across the German borders, according to the results of an opinion poll conducted by Infratest.

The Local Germany reported that according to the survey, only 11 percent of Germans disagree with the idea of the upper limit. The majority of the people asked (38 percent) said that the government must only allow 200,000 asylum seekers to enter Germany per year. Twenty ...

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