Corpus ID: 32234252

Countering Public Opposition to Immigration: The Impact of Information Campaigns

  title={Countering Public Opposition to Immigration: The Impact of Information Campaigns},
  author={G. Facchini and Yotam Margalit and H. Nakata},
  journal={Econometric Modeling: Macroeconomics eJournal},
  • G. Facchini, Yotam Margalit, H. Nakata
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Econometric Modeling: Macroeconomics eJournal
  • Popular sentiment toward immigration is often antagonistic, making the integration of migrants one of the most important yet daunting challenges facing societies in advanced economies. Can information campaigns decrease public opposition to immigration? This paper reports results from a large-scale experiment conducted in Japan, a country with widespread anti-immigration sentiment. Embedded in a comprehension study, we randomly exposed a large national sample of citizens to information… CONTINUE READING
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