Share of people feeling threatened by burqas in Netherlands 2019, by political party

In August 2019, when respondents in the Netherlands were asked whether they felt unsafe when they encounter a woman wearing a burqa, over half of voters surveyed indicated that this was the case. The share of people who felt threatened by women wearing burqas was highest among PVV and 50Plus voters. 90 percent of PVV voters indicated that they felt unsafe when they saw a woman in a burqa, while this figure was just one percent lower for 50Plus voters.

Do you agree with the following statement: "I feel unsafe when I see a woman wearing a burqa"?*

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

August 4, 2019

Number of respondents

approx. 5,000

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* The survey statement was phrased by the source as follows: "Ik voel me onveilig als ik een vrouw zie met een boerka." (English: "I feel unsafe when I see a woman with a burqa.")

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