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A NEW survey has found almost half of Australians support a ban on Muslim immigration. Iman Riman asks Professor Fethi Mansouri, Director, Alfred Deakin Institute For Citizenship And Globalisation, whether the results could be considered valid, and whether Multiculturalism in alive and well or in decline.
The Essential poll asked more than 1000 respondents whether they would support or oppose Pauline Hansons proposed ban on Muslim immigration.
Sixty per cent of Liberal voters, 40 per cent of Labor voters and 34 per cent of Greens voters said they would support the ban.
More than 40 per cent of people who favoured this ban said it was an integration issue, saying they fear Muslims do not integrate into Australian society".
The second-highest reason was Terrorist threat, at 27 per cent.