67% of Britains would like to see burqa banned in public, poll says

The majority of British adults believe that the burqa should be completely banned in Britain, a recent poll by YouGov on behalf of Channel 5 news has found. 67% of respondents agree that the burqa should be completely banned in Britain, with 42% of those in agreement feeling strongly.

Indeed, although the majority of UK adults agree that the burqa should be banned, over a quarter (27%) disagree that it should be completely outlawed in Britain. And interestingly, there is far less support for a ban amongst younger adults, with nearly half (46%) of 18-24 year olds and 37% of 25-34 year olds saying that they disagree with a ban on the burqa. This is compared to 30% of 35-44 year olds, 22% of 45-54 year olds and 16% of those aged 55 and over.