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By Milo Noblet     Jan 7, 2012 in Politics
According to a poll, British people embrace the cultural changes from immigration, but are anxious as they believe it's had a negative effect on jobs, schools, hospitals and social housing.
A study by The Observer has found that modern Britain is hopeful and at ease with itself, but also worried about the seemingly hopeless economic outlook and the possible consequences.
Other concerns included worsening crime rates, with an influx of immigrants in recent years being blamed.
The results of the poll showed that while Britons are less positive about immigration in relation to the economy, they welcome changes in culture brought on by immigration, with it believed that immigration has positively contributed towards music, film, design, fashion and entrepreneurship.
68% of the country said that immigration has been good for domestic food, and around half of those who took part in the survey believing the Coalition government should be encouraging parents to send their children to more ethnically diverse schools, with the black and Asian communities feeling this strongest (60%), however, the report also mentions that the 'large white majority [51%] don't lag far behind'.
It was also found that Britons regard rising prices as the biggest threat to the well-being of the country in 2012, and that the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations will lift Britain's spirits more than the Olympics in London.
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