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How Poles' attitudes toward Ukrainian refugees have changed: a new poll

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How Poles' attitudes toward Ukrainian refugees have changed: a new poll

Public attitudes in Poland towards refugees from Ukraine are changing. Find out in more detail how many Poles maintain a positive attitude towards Ukrainians, and which part of the population, on the contrary, has fears and for what reasons

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After almost two years of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the attitudes of Poles towards refugees who have been granted temporary protection in Poland have changed significantly. And while in 2022 the vast majority of citizens had a positive attitude toward Ukrainians, today there are even concerns in Poland. 


According to Yavp.pl., citing the Barometr Polskiego Rynku Pracy study by Personnel Service, every 5th Pole is not satisfied with the fact that Ukrainians live and work in Poland, while every 3rd respondent has a positive attitude.


Find here the top countries where Ukrainian refugees from Poland move to.


How do Poles feel about Ukrainians now?


According to the survey, older citizens and young people have different attitudes towards Ukrainians who came after the war. For example, about 31% of people over 55 have a positive attitude towards refugees, while among respondents aged 25-34, on the contrary, the highest percentage of negative attitudes (20%).


The generalized statistics look like this:


– 38% of Poles surveyed have a neutral attitude (8% less than in March 2023);

– 22% of respondents have a negative attitude (8% more than last spring).




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Why is the attitude towards Ukrainians in Poland deteriorating?


According to the founder of the company that conducted the survey, Poles are concerned about three factors:


1. The ongoing war

2. Helping refugees

3. High inflation rate


"Poles are more afraid that Ukrainian workers may take their jobs, and 40% of Poles associate the influx of Ukrainian citizens into the Polish labor market with a decrease in wage growth," the company explains.


Thus, 22% of respondents believe that Ukrainians can take their jobs. The largest percentage of citizens with a similar point of view is in the 18-24 age group (18%), while among respondents aged 25-34, the number is 15%. At the same time, 69% of respondents said they were not afraid of losing their jobs.


We remind you! The Polish government is planning to consider a number of updated rules for Ukrainian citizens who have taken refuge in the country since the beginning of the full-scale war. Read more about what may change for refugees in Poland in the near future in our previous article.


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