A new survey has found more than 70 per cent of Swiss want to ban the burka.
The survey was published by Le Matin Dimanche and asked 15,824 people across Switzerland what they thought about the issue. 55 percent of respondents fully approved of banning the burka and 16 percent were on the whole in favour.
96 percent of those who vote for the Swiss People’s Party approved of the ban while 73 percent of Liberal-Radical voters and 75 percent of Christian-Democrats do as well.
Green party voters were the lowest with only 33 percent. Socialist Party voters were quite even with 47 percent supporting the ban and 49 opposed to it.
The canton of Ticino has already banned the burka.