Half of Danes: War effort breeds refugee responsibility

Red bloc supporters were particularly keen on Denmark taking greater responsibility

Every second Dane believes Denmark has a greater responsibility to accept refugees generated from conflicts in which Danish Defence has taken part, according to a new Epinion survey compiled for DR Nyheder.

The survey showed that 49 percent of Danes agreed or partially agreed that Denmark should be held more accountable to take in refugees from conflicts they are taking part in, such as the war against Islamic State or the Taliban.

The survey also revealed that 31 percent of respondents completely or partially disagreed that Denmark has a greater responsibility, while 17 percent said they neither agreed or disagreed. Just 4 percent didn’t know or refused to answer.

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Political stance
The survey also showed a considerable difference depending on the respondents’ political affiliation.

Among the blue bloc voters (Venstre, Konservative, Dansk Folkeparti and Liberal Alliance) just 35 percent agreed that Denmark has a greater responsibility.

While 65 percent of red bloc voters (Socialdemokraterne, Radikale, Socialistick Folkeparti, Enhedslisten and Alternative) agreed.