Perceived legality of immigrants in the European Union 2017

This statistic shows how people in the EU perceive the legality of immigrants staying in their country as of October 2017. Of respondents, 39 percent believe that more immigrants are staying legally, more than any other category, while six percent of people don't think you can tell whether someone is staying legally or illegally.

Generally speaking, would you say that there are more immigrants who are staying legally or staying illegally?

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Release date

April 2018


Europe, EU

Survey time period

October 21-30, 2017

Number of respondents

28,080 respondents

Age group

15 years and over

Special properties

EU residents

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

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