Survey on acceptance of asylum seekers of selected origin and age in Denmark 2015

This statistic shows the acceptance of asylum seekers with selected backgrounds in Denmark in 2015. The backgrounds were split by gender, country of origin, age and language skills. In the survey period, the willingness of accepting asylum seekers who were male was very low, with -5.4 percentage points. There was also a high aversion against refugees who are older than 62 years. Also, the willingness to accept an asylum seeker sinks when he doesn't speak Danish. The country of origin with highest acceptance was Iraq, with 1.2 percentage points.

Would you accept asylum seekers coming from the following countries, of the following age and language skills?

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Release date

September 2016



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Number of respondents

18,000 Respondents*

Supplementary notes

* The number of respondents refers to the total number of respondents of a survey that was made in 15 European countries. The survey was generated as a so-called conjoint analysis, where respondents had to accept or refuse 10 fictional refugees.

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