Attitudes on immigration harden since crash, poll suggests
Despite negative views, concern over impact on schools and hospitals has eased slightly
Changing demographics: A majority feel our immigration policies should be made more restrictive (53 per cent), but these numbers have also fallen. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times
Attitudes towards immigration have hardened since the economic crash, a new survey indicates.
The findings are based on a poll of 1,000 people carried out earlier this month and in 2008 by Amárach Research into attitudes towards integration.