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Shifting views: Tracking attitudes to immigration in 2022

‘Shifting views: Tracking attitudes to immigration in 2022’  examines public attitudes to immigration numbers, migration for work and international student migration. It also looks at public opinion on asylum and refugee protection, including Channel crossings and the Rwanda scheme.
The research is based on new data from the Ipsos/British Future attitudes tracker, which has tracked public attitudes to immigration across a range of questions since 2015.
As the new Cabinet debates a choice over whether relaxing some immigration restrictions could help the economy to grow, while other Cabinet voices prioritise cutting overall numbers, the research finds that Prime Minister Liz Truss has ‘pragmatic permission’ for a balanced approach to immigration.

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