Xenophobia on the rise in Chile, says survey

If in 2019, 60% of the Chilean population was in favor of restricting migrants' entry, today it stands at 69%, according to a survey released yesterday, March 4th.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A survey by Criteria Research consulting firm, comparing results for February 2021 with a 2019 survey, shows that currently only a quarter of the population agrees with the entry of migrants into the country.

The study shows an increase in the rejection of foreigners' entry, since in February 2019, 37% of respondents either approved or strongly approved of their entry, but now this figure stands at only 25%.

Moreover, the survey comparison shows that respondents who thought that immigrants could contribute to the country dropped from 43% to 30%.

There was also a percentage point increase . . .

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