ICM were commissioned by British Future to carry out a poll exploring public opinion in the UK towards refugees.
Key findings included:
- Three in five Britons (58%) agree that the asylum system does need to be improved but that any reforms must keep the core principle that those who need protection should get it. One in eight (13%) disagree.
- More than half of Britons (52%) agree that everybody seeking asylum should get a fair hearing for their claim based on its merits not on how they arrived in the UK. Just over one in five (22%) disagree.
Data tables can be found here.
ICM Unlimited interviewed 2,005 GB adults aged 18+ online from 9-12 July 2021. Data were weighted to be representative of GB adults by age, gender, region and socio-economic characteristics including SEG. ICM Unlimited is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.