Immigration, political trust, and Brexit – Testing an aversion amplification hypothesis

@article{Abrams2018ImmigrationPT,
  title={Immigration, political trust, and Brexit – Testing an aversion amplification hypothesis},
  author={D. Abrams and G. Travaglino},
  journal={The British Journal of Social Psychology},
  year={2018},
  volume={57},
  pages={310 - 326}
}
A few weeks prior to the EU referendum (23rd June 2016) two broadly representative samples of the electorate were drawn in Kent (the south‐east of England, N = 1,001) and Scotland (N = 1,088) for online surveys that measured their trust in politicians, concerns about acceptable levels of immigration, threat from immigration, European identification, and voting intention. We tested an aversion amplification hypothesis that the impact of immigration concerns on threat and identification would be… Expand

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