Brother or Burden: An Experiment on Reducing Prejudice Toward Syrian Refugees in Turkey*

@article{Lazarev2015BrotherOB,
  title={Brother or Burden: An Experiment on Reducing Prejudice Toward Syrian Refugees in Turkey*},
  author={Egor Lazarev and K. Sharma},
  journal={Political Science Research and Methods},
  year={2015},
  volume={5},
  pages={201 - 219}
}
Can emphasis on shared religion reduce out-group prejudice? To explore this question, we conducted a survey experiment on the effect of religious primes on Turkish citizens’ attitudes and behavior toward Syrian refugees in Istanbul and Gaziantep. We used a factorial design to compare the independent and interactive effects of primes emphasizing refugees’ Sunni or Muslim identity and a factual statement on the economic cost of the refugees. We find that religious primes increase respondents… Expand
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