Life according to refugees in the Netherlands in 2017

This statistic shows the outcome of a survey done on the life in the Netherlands according to refugees in 2017. When asked how life is in the Netherlands , roughly 60 percent of the refugee respondents indicated that life was roughly how they expected it to be.

How is life in the Netherlands?**

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Release date

July 2017


Europe, Netherlands

Survey time period

July 2017

Number of respondents

1,049 respondents

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Supplementary notes

* Nine out of ten respondents were Syrians, the rest of the respondents came from Iraq. The biggest group of respondents has indicated a university degree or no degree. The majority (93%) is male and eight out of ten are under 40. The results have been weighed on age and gender based on CBS figures of people who applied for a first asylum.

** The question was originally phrased by the source in Dutch as: ''Hoe is het leven in Nederland?''.

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