March 07, 2005

State of the State, Netherlands

The Dutch Report has an interesting Poll on the state of the satisfaction of the Dutch people with how the way things are going in their country. The results are, to say the least, revealing and discouraging at the same time.

It certainly puts to rest the meme from some of our homegrown Idiotarians that everyone in Europe is so much "better off than we are". The mere fact that Dutch emigrations are at the highest levels since 1954 should be the final nail in the coffin of that particular meme.

The destination country for the largest number of emigres is Australia. A yearning for wide open spaces and opportunities for personal achievment and the perception of the availibility of those two factors are the main reason for Australia and New Zealand being the most popular destinations.

The reason most cited for leaving? The feeling that the massive influx of Muslim emigres to the Netherlands has reduced the public safety, and that the government has contributed to the problem.

Posted by Delftsman3 at March 7, 2005 10:47 PM
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