Interview , News of 28 April 2017

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

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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. [...]

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