Dutch people believe the government should spend less on military missions abroad and development aid and more on healthcare and education at home, the government’s social policy unit SCP said on Monday.
In total, 60% think the government should cut expenditure on military support in conflict zones and 39% want cuts in spending on development aid, the latest SCP survey (in Dutch)on public opinion shows.
The economic crisis, the integration of immigrants and the lack of consideration for others are among the main areas of concern, the SCP report shows.
Some 40% of the Dutch think the country would be a nicer place if there were not so many immigrants.
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