Many Syrians already living in Germany are in favour of an upper limit on the number of refugees allowed into the country, a new survey of their attitudes has showed.

Around half of the 500 Syrians living in Germany who were surveyed told researchers from the University of Münster that there should be a fixed maximum number of people the country takes in.

On the other hand, more than two-thirds of those questioned agreed with Chancellor Angela Merkel's famous dictum of "we can do this" [wir schaffen das].

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