UPDATE 2 (Apr. 22): Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Migrant Tales’ 2015 Hall of Poor and Sloppy Journalism will be updated separately. To see other examples of opinionated journalism in Finland about cultural diversity, please go to this link.

Apr. 22

YLE poll: Majority of Finns oppose work-based immigration (YLE)

What’s wrong with this story? In 2010 Migrant Tales asked when these type of what-Finns-think-off-immigrant polls would stop? And they have stopped but Wednesday YLE  published an online random and unrepresentative poll that showed three quarters were against work-based immigration to Finland. YLE committed two big no-nos by carrying out and publishing the results of the poll: (1) asking a question that will give us an obvious answer and (2) using an unrepresentative poll. The question that the poll asked is as bad as “do you want more migrants to move to your country?” Few people would respond positively to such a question even if there were few immigrants living in their country. The same goes for immigrants coming to work here. The poll and publishing it showed poor judgement on behalf of YLE.

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