Four out of five people in the UK are behind cuts in the level of immigration into the country, a government survey has revealed.
The Communities Department Citizenship Survey, undertaken by the Communities Department, found over 50 per cent of the public asked wanted to see less immigrants coming from overseas to live in Britain.
70 per cent of people from England and Wales want to see cuts in UK immigration. Only 3 per cent surveyed thought there should be an increase in immigration numbers.
The government claims their findings to be "robustly represented" after the survey questioned 10,000 people. They also asked a further 6,000 members of ethnic minority communities and Muslims.
The poll supports public support for the Coalition government's pledge to cut the number of migrants coming into the UK.
Sir Andrew Green, of Migrationwatch, told the Daily Mail: "These figures are a very clear indication that, despite our economic troubles, immigration remains high among public concerns."
Participants were asked questions covering a range of issues including influencing decisions, volunteering, community cohesion, fear of crime, racial and religious prejudice, discrimination and attitudes toward violent extremism.
The Citizenship Survey has been commissioned every two years since 2001.
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