Opinions on the burqa ban in the Netherlands 2019

As of 2019, the majority of respondents surveyed here expressed approval for the Partial Ban on Face-Covering Clothing Act, which is commonly known in the Netherlands as the "burqa ban". It was introduced in the Netherlands on August 1, 2019. Close to 75 percent of survey respondents indicated that they agreed with the ban, which prohibits the wearing of clothing covering the face in public buildings and on public transport. Meanwhile, one fifth of respondents surveyed disagreed with the ban on face-covering clothing, which includes the burqa and the niqab.

Do you agree or disagree with the introduction of the burqa ban?*

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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 question was phrased by the source as follows: "Bent u voor of tegen het ingevoerde boerkaverbod?" (English: "Do you agree or disagree with the introduction of the burqa ban?")

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