Vast majority of Poles support taking in Ukraine war refugees - survey

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Around 91 percent of Poles are in favour of accepting refugees from war-torn Ukraine, a new survey has found.

Only 4 percent oppose admitting people fleeing Russia's war against Poland's eastern neighbour, according to a study by pollster CBOS.

The authors of the report said that the attitude towards Poland receiving refugees from Ukraine has remained almost unanimously positive for the second month in a row.

Around 75 percent of respondents declare that people who have fled the war in Ukraine are staying in their neighbourhood.

The survey also showed that Poles are divided in their predictions as to whether the refugees from Ukraine will remain in Poland. The belief that they will leave when the war is over prevails minimally (45 percent against 40 percent).

Poland has taken in more than 3.09 million refugees fleeing Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Polish Border Guard reported on Monday morning.

The survey was carried out from March 28 to April 7 on a representative random sample of 1,030 respondents.