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Last Updated: Friday, 29 April, 2005, 04:16 GMT 05:16 UK
Too many immigrants - Asian poll
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60% of those asked believe there are too many immigrants in the UK
Sixty per cent of British Asians think there are already too many immigrants in the UK, a BBC opinion poll suggests.

Around half of Asian voters also consider the main party leaders to be untrustworthy, according to those quizzed for BBC Asian Network radio.

The survey found 75% believed the decision to go to war in Iraq was wrong, while 15% thought it was right.

Mori interviewed 325 adult British Asians for the BBC Asian Network between 8 April and 24 April.

It questioned voters of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin.

Of those polled 48% said the prime minister was untrustworthy, against 47% for Conservative leader Michael Howard and 33% for Liberal Democrat Charles Kennedy.

Almost a quarter of those taking part in the survey (23%) said they thought it possible that Britain would have its first Asian prime minister within 20 years.

In total 75% said that Britain has good race relations overall, and the same number said that they would not change their party preference simply because one of the candidates on the ballot paper was Asian.



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