Thanks to an article on Die Zeit, I read the Eurobarometer nr. 82 with data collected in November 2014.
To the question about which feeling migration from outside the EU awakens, Germany and Italy scored worse than the EU average and showed a very negative attitude altogether (FN= fairly negative; N= negative; T=sum of the two values; all data in %)
FN N T
DE 41 20 61 IT 42 33 75 EU 36 21 57
Source: Eurobarometer (p.62)
The challenges for EU institutions and national governments are thus more complex when their constituencies are strongly against more liberal policies towards migration from third countries. That is where the media shall make a contribution.