Youth considers foreigners bad for SA: Survey

By Drum Digital
11 June 2013

A survey conducted by Pondering Panda has yielded shocking results.

Many of SA youth believe foreigners are bad for the country, reports Sapa.

It found young people were most likely to think foreign nationals who owned shops were drawing customers away from other businesses, with 42 percent saying this was why people wanted them to go.

Sapa reports the survey found that 85 percent of young people were aware of the recent xenophobic violence in various communities.

It’s also worth noting that opinions differed according to region.

More than half of the Limpopo respondents having a negative opinion of foreigners, followed by Gauteng and the Western Cape.

In the Eastern Cape, 36 percent believed foreign workers were bad for South Africa. There were no significant differences of opinion across age, gender, or race groups.

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