UK: Majority would agree to burqa, niqab ban
More than 70 per cent of respondents would agree with banning the burqa in public places (72%), at schools and universities (79%) and at airports (87%).
Two thirds of Britons (66%) would ban the niqab in public places, while higher proportions would forbid the use of the garment at schools and universities (75%) and airports (85%).
A majority of respondents believe the hijab should not be banned at airports (63%), schools and universities (69%) or in public places (75%).
While two thirds of Britons (67%) believe that garments that conceal a woman's face are an affront to British values, a majority of respondents (58%) claim the Government should not be allowed to tell individuals what they can and cannot wear.
Source: Angus Reid Global Monitor (and survey PDF) h/t Islamophobia Watch