One in ten Germans claim they would be happier if a Fuhrer, the title Hitler went by, ran their country.
A survey led by academics at the University of Leipzig found that 21.9% of people wanted ‘a single party that embodies the national community as a whole’ with many claiming a dictatorship would be in the national interest.
The alarming survey also found 34% of German people classed their country as ‘dangerously overpopulated’.
And 71 years after the end of Nazi rule, the survey, entitled ‘The Uninhibited Middle’, found 11% thought Jews have too much influence in society.
And in echoes of Hitler’s vision of German peoples’ place in the rest of the world, 12% of those surveys thought they were naturally superior to others.
The survey of 2,240 people also asked their views on immigration, with many saying there needs to be clamp-down on the number of people entering their country – namely Muslims.
Four out of ten people thought Muslims should be stopped from entering Germany, with 50% of respondents even going as far to say they feel like “foreigners in their own country”.
Three in every five respondents also believe that migrants who have entered Germany fleeing their war-torn countries are actually bogus refugees.
The report’s author Dr Oliver Decker said: “There has been no increase in extreme right attitudes, but in comparison with our study from two years ago, people who have far-right attitudes are more prepared to use violence to achieve their aims.
“There is a clear polarisation and radicalisation in German society with more respondents also likely to completely reject violence this time around.