How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers.

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    • Abstract:
      What types of asylum seekers are Europeans willing to accept? We conducted a conjoint experiment asking 18,000 eligible voters in 15 European countries to evaluate 180,000 profiles of asylum seekers that randomly varied on nine attributes. Asylum seekers who have higher employability, have more consistent asylum testimonies and severe vulnerabilities, and are Christian rather than Muslim received the greatest public support.These results suggest that public preferences over asylum seekers are shaped by sociotropic evaluations of their potential economic contributions, humanitarian concerns about the deservingness of their claims, and anti-Muslim bias.These preferences are similar across respondents of different ages, education levels, incomes, and political ideologies, as well as across the surveyed countries.This public consensus on what types of asylum seekers to accept has important implications for theory and policy. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Political Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6044, USA.
      2Immigration Policy Lab, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6044, USA and University of Zurich, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland.
      3Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-6044, USA.
      4Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, London WC2A 2AE, UK.
    • ISSN:
      0036-8075
    • Accession Number:
      10.1126/science.aag2147
    • Accession Number:
      118810103
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    • ABNT:
      BANSAK, K.; HAINMUELLER, J.; HANGARTNER, D. How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers. Science, [s. l.], v. 354, n. 6309, p. 217–222, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 set. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Bansak K, Hainmueller J, Hangartner D. How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers. Science. 2016;354(6309):217-222. doi:10.1126/science.aag2147.
    • APA:
      Bansak, K., Hainmueller, J., & Hangartner, D. (2016). How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers. Science, 354(6309), 217–222. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aag2147
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bansak, Kirk, Jens Hainmueller, and Dominik Hangartner. 2016. “How Economic, Humanitarian, and Religious Concerns Shape European Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers.” Science 354 (6309): 217–22. doi:10.1126/science.aag2147.
    • Harvard:
      Bansak, K., Hainmueller, J. and Hangartner, D. (2016) ‘How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers’, Science, 354(6309), pp. 217–222. doi: 10.1126/science.aag2147.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bansak, K, Hainmueller, J & Hangartner, D 2016, ‘How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers’, Science, vol. 354, no. 6309, pp. 217–222, viewed 20 September 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Bansak, Kirk, et al. “How Economic, Humanitarian, and Religious Concerns Shape European Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers.” Science, vol. 354, no. 6309, Oct. 2016, pp. 217–222. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1126/science.aag2147.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bansak, Kirk, Jens Hainmueller, and Dominik Hangartner. “How Economic, Humanitarian, and Religious Concerns Shape European Attitudes toward Asylum Seekers.” Science 354, no. 6309 (October 14, 2016): 217–22. doi:10.1126/science.aag2147.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bansak K, Hainmueller J, Hangartner D. How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers. Science [Internet]. 2016 Oct 14 [cited 2019 Sep 20];354(6309):217–22. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=118810103&custid=s8280428