The Roma and Gypsy communities are the most negatively perceived minority group in Northern Europe, according to a report published by the international market research agency YouGov. Negative perceptions of Muslims are also high, according to the report.
YouGov surveyed 7,230 people in Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden in June of this year, and the report is based on the survey findings.
The report found that:
- The percentage of people with a negative perceptions of Roma / Gypsy communities ranged from 72 per cent in Denmark to 45 per cent in Sweden
- 45 per cent of Danish and Finnish respondents had a negative impression of Muslims.
- 40 per cent of respondents in France and the UK had a negative impression of Muslims.
- Overall, Jewish communities were the least negatively perceived, with LGBT groups polling just above. However, in Finland, Norway and France, 10 per cent of respondents had a negative impression of Jewish people.
The full survey findings are available to download here.