...ethnic minorities are far more positive about both the economic and cultural impact of immigration on Britain. For instance, while 72 per cent of ethnic minorities agree that immigration has provided skills for the economy, only 42 per cent of the wider population agree. In turn, 45 per cent of ethnic minorities agree that immigration has we found ethnic minorities more likely to agree to every suggested positive effect of immigration than the wider population and equally, less likely to agree to every suggested negative effect.
depressed wages for British workers compared to 60 per cent of the wider population. This is especially interesting given that ethnic minorities are more likely to be in relatively poorly paid occupations, and are more likely to work for less than the living wages. In fact, in our polling,
It has been suggested that there is little difference between ethnic minorities and the wider population on immigration. This is contradicted by our evidence. Ethnic minorities are more welcoming of immigrants and more positive about the impact of immigration.
Of course, ethnic minorities are not a homogenous group. Interestingly, our report finds differences in attitudes among different ethnic groups. Black Caribbeans and Black Africans are particularly welcoming of different types of immigrants. Chinese people are the least welcoming in this regard.Source