English title: Homonegativity among first and second generation migrants in Europe: The interplay of time trends, origin, destination and religion

Author(s): Koen Van der Bracht - Bart Van de Putte -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2014


Previous studies reported declining disapproval of homosexuality in Europe but have simultaneously identified the decelerating effect of religiosity and the higher disapproval of homosexuality among migrants. In this paper, we address disapproval of homosexuality among first- and second-generation migrants in Europe by assessing (1) period and cohort changes, (2) origin and destination country influences and (3) the role of religiosity. We develop a specific cross-classified multilevel design enabling us to simultaneously examine these influences. We test hypotheses using a subsample of the European Social Survey (ESS), containing 19,878 first and second generation migrants. The analyses lead to three important conclusions. Firstly, disapproval of homosexuality is declining both over time and across cohorts. Secondly, migrants conform to levels of disapproval of homosexuality among natives in the destination country, and this explains the decline among migrants over time. Thirdly, religion has a multi-faceted influence on levels of disapproval of homosexuality among migrants.

Volume: 48

Issue: 0

From page no: 108

To page no: 120

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1016/J.SSRESEARCH.2014.05.011

Journal: Social Science Research

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