Michael Read and Melvin Bone you have COMPLETELY missed the point of this research!
The point was not to study empirical data, or whether the data supported these beliefs, it was to find out what these beliefs were.
The problem is that these people feel marginalised by a government (which despite being blue rather than red) still views them as racists and hate mongers, despite the fact they are not racist and actually have no problems with ethnic minorities, but perceive there to be an inequality in allocations.
You can't use empirical evidence to change that perception, especially when that evidence is shown by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, which many (in that situation) view with suspicion.
If a right-wing organisation showed the facts, these people might believe them, but they won't believe EHRC or the government, despite it being true.
The issue that the report is making clear is that these people are being marginalised because their perception does not fit with the 'accepted view' as proposed by the leftwing agenda, i.e. that multiculturalism works and anyone who is against is immediately racist.
You ignore these people at your peril. In times of auserity, extremist parties enjoy greater support. However, it's not enough to just listen, you have to act. So far the government has done little to listen to these people or act on their concerns.
I'm certain we'll have an election before 2015, the sooner that happens, the more likely the vote will fragment.