A majority of Germans believe the country's roughly four million Muslims are an economic burden, a poll showed Thursday, adding further fire to a raging
immigration debate in Europe's top economy.
The survey, by the Allensbach Institute for the Financial Times Deutschland, showed that 55 percent of Germans thought Muslims "cost considerably more socially and financially than they produce economically."
Only one fifth of those polled believed the opposite.
Anti-Muslim feeling was strongest in economically depressed East Germany, where 74 percent had a negative view.