Almost 90% of Britons ready to house Ukrainian refugees again - poll

Almost 90% of Britons ready to house Ukrainian refugees again - poll

Most Britons think housing Ukrainian refugees is a good thing, a recent study has shown.

That’s according to The Guardian, referring to a survey run by More in Common, a civil society organization, Ukrinform reports.

“Eight in ten people in the UK who took in Ukrainians fleeing the war said they had a positive experience of hosting the refugees, while most of the public think the UK should continue to take in people from war zones, according to a study,” the report reads.

Some 88% of people who took in refugees from Ukraine would do so again, while just 3% said they would not.

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The More in Common study found that hosts rated their overall experience of the Homes for Ukraine scheme, which involved the government paying rent for those accommodating Ukrainian refugees, at 7.72 out of 10, and how they got on with their Ukrainian guests at 8.43.

It found many hosts were willing to support guests from other countries, with three in 10 hosts saying they would support an Afghan refugee currently in hotel accommodation, and seven in 10 hosts ready to house a refugee again, saying they were open to supporting either an Afghan or Ukrainian refugee.

It also found that 68% of Britons believe the fact that the UK has taken in more than 150,000 refugees from Ukraine is a good thing, and only 17% think it is a bad thing.

As part of the Home for Ukraine program, the British government paid rent to landlords who hosted Ukrainians.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, a charity show will be held this summer at Britain's largest sports arena - Wembley Stadium in London - to raise funds for victims of Russian aggression against Ukraine.

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