Most Poles think foreigners should be free to work in Poland - poll

In the opinion of 74 percent of respondents, foreigners coming to Poland from non-EU countries have a good influence on the Polish economy and only 13 percent do not agree with this view. Kalbar/TFN

In a survey by the CBOS public opinion research centre, most Poles (62 percent) said that foreigners should be free to work in Poland while 29 percent expressed the opinion that their access to the Polish labour market should be limited.

Four percent said that foreigners should not be permitted to work in Poland.

Asked about the home country of most immigrants coming to work in Poland, 93 percent said it was Ukraine. Twenty-three percent said it was Belarus and 21 percent said the same about Vietnam. China placed fourth (12 percent).

According to the Office for Foreigners, the biggest number of immigrants come to Poland from Ukraine. They are followed by Belarusians, Germans, Russians and Vietnamese.

In the opinion of 74 percent of respondents, foreigners coming to Poland from non-EU countries have a good influence on the Polish economy and only 13 percent do not agree with this view.

CBOS carried out the survey on November 7-17, 2019, on a sample of 944 adult Poles using the computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) technique.