Poles still accept Ukrainian refugees but the trend is waning

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A survey has discovered that, although the majority of Poles still support the acceptance of Ukrainian refugees, the level of approval has decreased.

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On Tuesday, an Openfield survey was conducted in which 1,677 respondents took part. Results showed that 67% of Poles agreed to accept Ukrainian refugees. This figure is much lower than the results of previous surveys

On February 24, 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, support for the action was at 72 per cent. This number increased to 88 per cent one week later, on March 4, but then dropped to 79 per cent by May 24 and further declined to 71 per cent by October 24, 2022.

60.4% of Poles now think that the aid provided by the Polish government to Ukrainian refugees is better than the help they get themselves – an increase from 55.7% in October’s survey.

The percentage of respondents who wish for refugees to remain in Poland following the resolution of the war in Ukraine has decreased, from 41.7 per cent in October to 40.5 per cent.


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