Important factors for the integration of European migrants into British society

This statistic shows the most important factors for a European migrant to be accepted into British society, according to the respondents from an Ipsos MORI survey in Great Britain in December 2013. 69 percent of respondents felt that learning the English language was the most important thing to do, followed by three economical factors: getting a job and paying taxes (just under two thirds), not claiming any benefits (just under a half) and not sending remittances back home (just under 30 percent).

Which two or three of the following, if any, do you think are the most important for migrants from other European countries to do to be accepted in British society?

Share of respondents
Learn the English language69%
Get a job and pay taxes64%
Not claim any benefits48%
Spend money in Britain and not send it home29%
Make friends from outside their community20%
Don't know6%
Celebrate British customs like Bonfire Night and Remembrance Sunday4%
Nothing - because they'll never be accepted2%
Nothing - because they shouldn't have to do anything special2%
Support England/Scotland/Wales and Great Britain in sporting events1%
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Release date

January 2014


United Kingdom (Great Britain, England, Scotland, Wales)

Survey time period

December 6 to 11, 2013

Number of respondents

2,244 respondents

Age group


Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Respondents could give up to three answers.

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