YouGov poll suggests 67 per cent Brits want the ban
19th July 2010: Two-thirds of Brits want burkas made illegal.
Even though Britain’s immigration minister Damian Green has in no uncertain terms stated that Britain will not follow France pattern of introducing a law prohibiting the wearing the burqa, a YouGov poll last week found that around 67 per cent Brits want the burqas to be banned in the country.
For reaching the conclusion, YouGov interacted with over 2,000. They were Britons asked whether the burqa should be banned in Britain. As many as 67 per cent of those talked to said yes in answer to the question.
The elderly were more against the ban. The number of those saying yes rose to 80 per cent among people aged 55 or over.
YouGov is considered authoritative measure of public opinion and consumer behaviour. The organisation aims at supplying “a live stream of continuous, accurate data and insight into what people are thinking and doing all over the world, all of the time, so that companies, governments and institutions can better serve the people that sustain them”.
YouGov is the most quoted research company in the UK.