1st Edition

Trust, Life Satisfaction and Opinions on Immigration in 15 European Countries

ISBN 9789037707755
Published July 30, 2016 by Netherlands Institute for Social Research
58 Pages

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Book Description

Europe is in flux. The economiccrisis, large migration flows, andterrorist attacks have put pressureon international solidarity and attitudestowards civil liberties suchas freedom of movement. To whatextent do European countries favorimmigration and receiving refugees?To what extent do they trust policymakersand one another? Are thereshared values, beliefs, and attitudesamong Europeans from differentcountries? This report analyzes the most recent data from theEuropean Social Survey (ESS), a large-scale biennial study ofattitudes and values in 15 European countries, with specialattention to attitudes towards immigration.

Table of Contents

Preface -- 1 Trust, life satisfaction and opinions on immigration in European countries /Ineke Stoop, Jemen Boelhouwer, Gerbert Kraaykamp -- 1.1 Opinions in a changing Europe -- 1.2 Data: The European Social Survey -- 1.3 Comparing countries and measuring trends -- Notes -- References -- Data Sources -- 2 The mood in Europe: opinions on democracy, trust, migrants and life satisfaction /Jemen Boelhouwer -- 2.1 The mood in Europe -- 2.2 Opinions on democracy -- 2.3 Trust in institutions and other people -- 2.4 Opinions on migrants -- 2.5 Life satisfaction -- 2.6 Summary -- Notes -- References -- 3 Opinions on migration in a European perspective. Trends and differences /Roza Meuleman, Marcel Lubbers, Gerbert Kraaykamp -- 3.1 Brief background. Migration and public opinion -- 3.2 Perceived negative consequences of migration -- 3.3 Resistance to the arrival of people of a different race /ethnic group -- 3.4 Perceived economic threat from migrants -- 3.5 Perceived cultural threat from migration -- 3.6 Perceptions about crime caused by migration -- 3.7 Opinions on admitting asylum-seekers -- 3.8 Opinions on Muslim immigrants -- 3.9 Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Publications of the Netherlands Institute for Social Research | scp.

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Jeroen Boelhouwer has done extensive research on the SCP Life Situation Index. Currently works at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP.

Gerbert Kraaykamp is professor of empirical sociology in the Department of Sociology, Radboud University Nijmegen, and director of the Nijmegen Institute of Social and Cultural Research (NISCO).

Ineke Stoop is senior survey methodologist at SCP and deputy director—Methodological of the European Social Survey.