Surinamers prefer Surinam

A recent survey by Dutch Surinamese shows that a majority think the political and economical situation in Suriname is bad. However, when asked if they would like to return to Suriname, about 50% said they would like to return immediately and another 25% weren't sure. Only 25% said they want to stay in Holland. The reasons for re-migration were mostly due to old age, family reasons and homesickness. 66% would like to see the Dutch gov't formulate a remigration policy.

About 75% of the interviewees preferred the Surinamese multi-cultural society over the Dutch one, though they do find that Dutch society enables free expression.

The majority don't like minister Verdonk's path. About 60% think that her policy sharpens the sentiments on race, religion and culture among native Dutch.

Related link: Why are there still all those questions - A Dutch-Turkish woman explains why she's going back to Turkey.

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