Just under two thirds of French people (64 percent) are against the burqini being worn on beaches, a survey published on Thursday revealed.

Only six percent said they were in favour of the Islamic full-body swimsuit, while the remaining 30 percent of those surveyed were "indifferent".

The results come from a survey conducted by Ifop for French national Le Figaro, and show that "the beach isn't seen as a 'separate' public space, but is considered equivalent to the street," according to Jérôme Fourquet from the polling firm.

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