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Public and political narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: implications for action

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This project aims to encourage and support better understanding and more proactive engagement of the policy and business community in the politically challenging but manageable reality of global human mobility. Through a series of activities, dialogues and innovative communication and outreach initiatives, the project is mapping recent research and evidence on public attitudes toward refugees and other migrants in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, France, the USA, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Nigeria. We explore how public attitudes are shaped in these countries, and identify opportunities and entry points for engagement by the policy and business community. This project is funded by the Ikea Foundation.

Hearts and minds: how Europeans think and feel about immigration

Our data visualisation shares data and analysis on public and political narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants in Europe.

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  1. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: France country profile

    Case/country studies

  2. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Spain country profile

    Case/country studies

  3. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Italy country profile

    Case/country studies

  4. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Ethiopia country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  5. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Nigeria country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  6. Public attitudes towards immigration and immigrants: what people think, why, and how to influence them

    Working papers

  7. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Uganda country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  8. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Kenya country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  9. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Sweden country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  10. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: US country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  11. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: UK country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  12. Public narratives and attitudes towards refugees and other migrants: Germany country profile

    Briefing/policy papers

  13. Understanding public attitudes towards refugees and migrants

    Working papers