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Poles began to treat Ukrainians worse

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun18,2024

Poles began to treat Ukrainians worse

This is evidenced by the study “Public perception of refugees from Ukraine, migrants and the actions of the Polish and Ukrainian state,” conducted under the leadership of Dr. Robert Staniszewski from the University of Warsaw and the Academy of Economics and Humanities in Warsaw, Radio Liberty reports.

The study showed that the decrease in commitment to Ukrainians spread to all areas of life, even for asylum in Poland. Poles’ commitment to migrants has also decreased.

According to the researcher, the number of those who have a negative attitude towards Ukrainian refugees is growing due to, as respondents noted, a “pretentious position,” in particular, we are talking about the desire of Ukrainians to have the same rights as Poles in the field of social benefits and the like.

"What really surprised us in this survey was the significant drop in all issues except schooling for Ukrainian children, which remains consistently high. The opportunity to go to school is supported by 82% of respondents,” Stanishevsky said.

At the same time, to the question “What basic curriculum should children of refugees from Ukraine who are accepted into Polish schools study?” half of the respondents answered that it was Polish, and 40% were in favor of a new program that would be agreed upon between Poland and Ukraine.

According to a new study, the group of people who are convinced of the need for assistance to Ukraine has also decreased.

Only 31% of respondents believe that Poland should definitely help Ukraine (in January 2023, 62% of Poles thought so). That “it should rather help,” 43% of respondents believe. 19% are against aid.

72% of respondents believe that, despite the Ukrainian war with Russia, Poland should first of all take care of its own interests, first of all, this concerns food exports. The opposite opinion was expressed by 15% of respondents.

Now only 17% of Poles agree to accept refugees from Ukraine with the possibility of settlement (more than a year ago 37% thought so). 61% want them to return to their country after the war.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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