Half the British population think immigration ‘is bad for the economy’ as public support for welfare state falls to record low.
- 62% believe benefits are too high & discourage work
- Shift in attitudes on welfare recipients over 20 years
- Low-paid workers have more immigration resentment
Public support for the welfare state has fallen to record lows, according to a Government-sponsored research report.
The popularity of the taxpayer-supported safety net for the unemployed and the sick has plunged amid growing fears that millions are cheating the benefit system, it found.
Nearly two thirds of the population, 62 per cent, think unemployment benefits are too high and discourage work, the British Social Attitudes survey said. READ MORE.