A newly released survey from IPSOS has revealed that 65 percent of the French population believes that taking in more migrants will not improve the country’s situation.
The study also revealed that 60 percent of French people as a threat, while 45 percent think that migrant arrivals ‘deprive French people of social services.’
Of those surveyed, 54 percent of respondents said that they believe that French citizens should be given priority for employment opportunities.
When asked whether they perceive the economy as ‘rigged’ in favor of the rich and the elite, 73 percent of survey respondents answered yes. 46 percent of the French people reporting “thinking that the system no longer works.”
But the French aren’t the only people feeling this way. The same sentiment shared globally by 54 percent of respondents reporting feeling this way. The most pessimistic countries where Poland and Brazil, with 84 and 79 percent of respondents “thinking that the system no longer works.”
The survey also showed that the French people’s trust in traditional parties is at an all-time low.
75 percent of respondents reported feeling that “traditional parties and politicians do not care about people like them, or do not understand them.”
Finally, nearly 8 in 10 French people who were surveyed welcomed the arrival of a strong leader who’s “able to break the rules’, which would allow for “solution to improve the situation of the country”.
65 percent of those surveyed were convinced that a strong leader would be able to “reverse the trend and take the country from the hands of the rich and powerful”.