Two-thirds of Australians living in poorer suburbs are uncomfortable with women wearing burqas, a study shows.

Research by RMIT University found poorer and older Australians are more likely to be biased against Muslims.

The study of people in Broadmeadows and Fawkner, in Melbourne's north, found high levels of discomfort with burqas, with two-thirds of non-Muslims surveyed expressing concerns about Muslim women wearing face coverings.

Even Muslims were uneasy about burqas, with 28 per cent of them saying they were uncomfortable.

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