Swiss youth MORE HOSTILE towards migrants amid EU refugee crisis, damning survey finds

Swiss youth MORE HOSTILE towards migrants amid EU refugee crisis, damning survey finds, by Zoe Efstathiou.

YOUNG people in Switzerland are becoming increasingly right-wing and hostile towards migrants, according to a survey.

A substantial 36 per cent of those surveyed by the Young Adult Survey in Switzerland admit to subscribing to far right views – a marked rise from five years ago.

The survey, which assessed young people from 2006 until 2011 to see how their views changed over the years, found the number of youngsters who subscribed to the left went down from 41 percent down to 28 percent. …

More than half of Swiss youngsters without an immigrant background were hostile towards foreigners compared with only 14 percent of second generation immigrants.

Most people are conservative about things that they know well. Left wing views are for theoretical matters about which one has little direct experience or knowledge. So as people find out more, they tend to move away from political correctness and more towards a realistic view.

hat-tip Stephen Neil