Sunday, February 3, 2008

Majority of Non-Western Immigrants Don’t Consider Themselves Dutch

The overwhelming majority of the progeny of non-western immigrants between the ages of 15-30, do not consider themselves Dutch. Only one-third of those originating in Surinam and the Dutch Antilles say that they feel like Dutchmen. Among Moroccans the figure is 23%, and among Turks it is only 19%. These were the findings of a poll among a thousand youngsters of whom 800 were non-Westerners. One-third of these want to leave the Netherlands; 50% think that the relationship between Dutch and non-western immigrants has deteriorated in recent years; and 40% think that this relationship will deteriorate even further. The study was ordered by Forum, the institute for multi-cultural development, and was carried out by Motivaction.

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