Do Foreigners Deserve Rights? Determinants of Public Views Towards Foreigners in Germany and Israel. Raijman, R., Semyonov, M., & Schmidt, P. European Sociological Review, 19:379-392, 2003. (ALLBUS)
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"In the present paper we compare public views regarding the equality of rights foreigners deserve in Germany and Israel using data from two national representative samples (ALLBUS in Germany, 1996 and Attitudes Towards Minorities Survey in Israel, 1999). The data reveal that anti-immigrant sentiments (as expressed by the denial to grant rights to foreign workers) are more pronounced in Israel than in Germany. These findings hold even after controlling for individual socio-economic and demographic characteristics and differential levels of threat. In both countries, support for foreigners' rights tend to increase with level of education and to decline with age. In Germany, support for rights is also affected by income (positively), right-wing orientation (negatively), and residence in East Germany (negatively). In both countries, the most important determinant of support for foreigners' rights is the perception of threat. The greater the threat the more likely citizens are to deny rights to labour migrants. It should be noted, however, that the impact of threat on attitudes towards foreigners' rights as well as the impact of political orientation (right-wing) is more pronounces in Germany than in Israel. While threat is the more important determinant of anti-foreigner sentiments in both societies, it only partially intervenes between individual characteristics and attitudes toward foreigners' rights."
@article{Raijman2003Do,
  abstract = {"In the present paper we compare public views regarding the equality of rights foreigners deserve in Germany and Israel using data from two national representative samples (ALLBUS in Germany, 1996 and Attitudes Towards Minorities Survey in Israel, 1999). The data reveal that anti-immigrant sentiments (as expressed by the denial to grant rights to foreign workers) are more pronounced in Israel than in Germany. These findings hold even after controlling for individual socio-economic and demographic characteristics and differential levels of threat. In both countries, support for foreigners' rights tend to increase with level of education and to decline with age. In Germany, support for rights is also affected by income (positively), right-wing orientation (negatively), and residence in East Germany (negatively). In both countries, the most important determinant of support for foreigners' rights is the perception of threat. The greater the threat the more likely citizens are to deny rights to labour migrants. It should be noted, however, that the impact of threat on attitudes towards foreigners' rights as well as the impact of political orientation (right-wing) is more pronounces in Germany than in Israel. While threat is the more important determinant of anti-foreigner sentiments in both societies, it only partially intervenes between individual characteristics and attitudes toward foreigners' rights."},
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  author = {Raijman, Rebeca and Semyonov, Moshe and Schmidt, Peter},
  biburl = {http://www.bibsonomy.org/bibtex/2cdaa92719afde11744844679076fd3fd/gesis_surveydoc},
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  journal = {European Sociological Review},
  keywords = {ALLBUS input2014 2003 checked FDZ_ALLBUS article},
  note = {(ALLBUS)},
  pages = {379-392},
  privnote = {ALLBUS_ID=1063 ; Aufgenommen: 19. Fassung, November 2003},
  study = {ALLBUS 1996/ (Attitudes Towards Minorities Survey)},
  timestamp = {2016-02-01T15:52:09.000+0100},
  title = {Do Foreigners Deserve Rights? Determinants of Public Views Towards Foreigners in Germany and Israel},
  volume = 19,
  year = 2003
}
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