Last year's refugee flow into Germany has left the nation less welcoming, according to a new survey. Conflict researchers say traditionalist Germans want their old "order" but liberals insist on acceptance of diversity.

Two comparative surveys done at New Year's in 2014 and in 2016 showed that welcoming attitudes among Germans whose families lack migratory experience sank from 36 percent to 28 percent.

Their endorsement of statements that migrants felt welcome in Germany and that Germany had become more diverse had fallen from 55 to 43 percent and 47 to 42 percent, respectively.

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