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Anti-Immigration Sentiment Has No Relation To The Number Of Foreigners In A Country (INFOGRAPHIC)

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With just over a week to go to the European Elections, immigration continues to be the political hot potato lobbed by the right at anyone who wants to remain in the EU.

Parties like Ukip claim the UK is so full of foreigners that the NHS is crumbling, English people can't get a job any more and queues for your local Odeon are unbearably long.

No wonder anti-immigration sentiment is rampant across Europe - and it makes sense that it's strongest in the countries with the highest number of of foreigners, right?

Well, it isn't.

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The percentages refer to persons who are not citizens of the country in which they reside including stateless persons

Let's start with the UK...

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