"The higher educated, the more optimistic about the consequences of refugee immigration": eight questions for Philipp Eisnecker

Interview of April 28, 2017

Mr. Eisnecker, have the population’s concerns about refugee migration grown or declined?

We can conclusively say that in 2015 and 2016, the population was markedly more concerned about migration – and xenophobia as well. This statement is based on data from the Socio- Economic Panel (SOEP), a longitudinal survey, which has collected data on the population’s concerns on a range of topics for years. [...]