Study says half of Dutch immigrants suffer from ethnic-based discrimination

It said that many residents of non-Western origin felt they had been discriminated against when applying for a job, at school as well as on public transportation and at nightclubs, according to local media.

There about 1 million people from non-Western immigrant families in this nation of 16 million.

The Justice Ministry commissioned the report, saying it would help the government develop policies to fight racial discrimination.

The report is based on a survey of 1,700 people - both immigrants and Dutch nationals - conducted by the National Council Against Racial Discrimination, the Anne Frank Foundation and Leiden University. No margin of error was given for the survey, according to the AP.

It also considers data from police and anti-discrimination offices across the country.