Residents of Poland say they are afraid of a new wave of refugees from Ukraine

24.02.2023, Warsaw

More than 40% of Poles surveyed said that they were most afraid of an increasing wave of refugees from Ukraine and the spreading of the conflict in Poland, the results of the survey conducted for Rzeczpospolita daily revealed.

According to the newspaper, the Laboratory for the Study of the Armed Conflict in Ukraine at the Institute of Journalism and International Relations conducted a survey of the population, which showed that Polish residents are afraid of a new wave of refugees.

“The conflict in Ukraine has a multifaceted impact on Poland. When the hardships of the pandemic were over, the hostilities began. The point is not that Poles have a collective fear of armed conflict and its spreading into the country. They are simply afraid of losing the resources they have gained, and these fears are causing tension in Polish society,” Piotr Długosz, a professor at the Pedagogical University of Krakow, said .

According to the survey, 42 percent of those surveyed are unhappy about the increasing flow of refugees from Ukraine to Poland.

Another 37% note a growing dislike of the citizens of Ukraine who have arrived. 25% of respondents changed their attitude to Ukraine for the worse, because the conflict caused an economic crisis in Poland.

Also, as Rzeczpospolita reports, almost 50% of respondents said they did not know what they would do in the case of a military attack on Poland. At the same time, 31% of respondents said they would flee abroad.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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