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UK British Sikh Report-2016

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  1. Admin Singh

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    57% of British Sikhs want to stay in the EU, according to the British Sikh Report. British Sikhs also give £125 million & 65 million volunteer hours to charity each year.

    The British Sikh Report (BSR) is the only strategic document of its kind, aimed at governmental bodies and national institutions alike, which draws attention to the aspirations of the British Sikh community across a range of areas. Compiled by a collective of British Sikh professionals and academics, it is based on quantitative research and will be used to help better understand and meet the various needs of the Sikh community.

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    It is anticipated that the report will assist non-Sikh organizations in working with the current British Sikh population on collaborative projects. Over 1,400 Sikhs were surveyed for the report.

    Some of the key findings in the report relate to the voting intentions of the Sikh community in the run up to the EU Referendum on 23rd June. 57% of British Sikhs want to stay in the EU and only 12% want to leave. 31% of respondents remain undecided.

    The report also found that the civic contribution by Sikhs is immense, with the British Sikh community donating £125 million each year and volunteering for 65 million hours per annum in total.

    Four out of five Sikhs (80%) consider caste to be an irrelevance, and almost 60% of British Sikhs believe that immigrants make a positive contribution to society. However, over two-thirds of respondents want to restrict British welfare benefits to EU migrants.

    David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said “Whether it’s through hard work, an entrepreneurial spirit that has helped our country prosper or a vibrant cultural tradition, British Sikhs have brought so much to our society .”

    Outgoing London Mayor, Boris Johnson, said, “With Vaisakhi being celebrated in the capital next month as well as across the world, this new report offers timely insight into a population that goes from strength to strength and will continue to play an important role in the future success of our nation.”

    Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting and London Mayoral candidate, said “From feeding the homeless on the streets of London to working hard in the City, this report helps illustrate why the Sikh community should be proud of its contribution to society.”

    Jasvir Singh, chair of the British Sikh Report, commented, “British Sikhs are a proud community with a distinct identity. Some of their concerns are uniquely Sikh, whilst others quite clearly reflect national sentiments and sensibilities. As such, this document provides a snapshot of what it means to be Sikh in contemporary Britain.

    The document is to be launched at a Parliamentary event on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 where Peers and MPs amongst others are to speak of the positive contribution by Sikhs to British society and will discuss the findings within the British Sikh Report.

    - See more at: British Sikh Report 2016 | British Sikh Report
     
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  3. Harry Haller

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    I read the pdf of the report but confess to being slightly confused.,

    What is the point of the report?
    Who paid for the report?
    Are the opinions of 1400 Sikhs enough to justify the conclusions of the report? apparently 60% of Sikhs are unconcerned about caste, news to me....
     
  4. Tejwant Singh

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    I think it is a baby step for the Sikhs to be more visible in the media and other places with all the crazy events that are happening around us.
     

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