Dominik Hangartner, UK

Migration Matters

European attitudes to asylum-seekers: results from a pan-European experiment

The integration of refugees and migrants is a policy priority for every European government right now. However, according to Dominik Hangartner, political scientist at LSE Government, we know surprisingly little about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to integration. Dominik believes that we should seek empirical answers to these questions and turn them into more effective policies. In this video, he answers What are European attitudes towards asylum seekers?


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  • Surveyed 18,000 voters in 15 European countries
  • Varied characteristics of asylum seekers
  • Top 3 Preferences: (1) Not an economic burden; (2) Anti-muslim bias; (3) Humanitarian concerns
  • Similarities in Europeans’ preferences across different voters’ subsets