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CInSt research seminar "Identical Twins or Just Cousins? Attitudes toward Immigrants, Attitudes toward Immigration and Racism"

Highlights of the research seminar with Elena Gaber

There are distinctions between negative attitude to immigrants, negative attitudes to immigration and racism. Aversion to immigration and immigrants is associated in the public perception with xenophobia.

People who share negative attitude to  immigration tend to share general fear regarding an increasing number of immigration from other countries and toward the concrete religious and ethnical groups of immigrants such as Muslim and Jews. Young people are more likely to share negative attitude to immigrants but less likely to support negative attitude to immigration and racism.