Yesterday, Amnesty International reported on a survey it undertook in 27 countries to assess "people's willingness to let refugees live in their countries, towns, neighbourhoods and homes." The findings were used to create a Refugees Welcome Index. Read more about the country rankings here. The full-text of the report is here.
Here are some other recent items that focus on the public's attitudes towards various immigration and refugee issues:
"Contemporary Australian Attitudes to Immigration," Chapter in Creating Social Cohesion in an Interdependent World: Experiences of Australia and Japan (Springer, 2016) [extract]
- Click on the book cover to view the extract.
The Evolution of American Public Opinion towards Refugees: Neither Our Doors nor Our Minds Have Opened Much since WWII (GOOD, May 2016) [access]
- Follow link for video; see also related Pew Fact Tank blog post and Gallup comment.
"Islamisation" and Other Anxieties: Voter Attitudes to Asylum Seekers (University of Melbourne, Feb. 2016) [text]
- See also related news release.
Public Perceptions of the Refugee Crisis (Tent Foundation & AudienceNet, April 2016) [text]
"The Role of Public Opinion in US and Canadian Immigration Policies," American Review of Canadian Studies, vol. 46, no. 1 (2016) [abstract]
Sentiment-enhanced Multidimensional Analysis of Online Social Networks: Perception of the Mediterranean Refugees Crisis (arxiv, May 2016) [text]
*Shifting Ground: Views on Immigration during the Long term and during Election Campaigns (Ipsos MORI, May 2016) [text]
"Testing a New Theoretical Model for Attitudes Toward Immigrants The Case of Social Workers’ Attitudes Toward Asylum Seekers in Israel," Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, vol. 47, no. 1 (Jan. 2016) [abstract]
"Threatened or Threatening? How Ideology Shapes Asylum Seekers Immigration Policy Attitudes in Israel and Australia," Journal of Refugee Studies (Forthcoming, 2016) [abstract]
What do Americans Really Think about Syrian Refugees? (Markaz Blog, March 2016) [text]