Schaffen wir das? Zwischen Akzeptanz und Ablehnung von Immigration in Deutschland und Europa

English title: Can we do it? Between acceptance and rejection of migration in Germany and Europe

Author(s): Michael Weinhardt - Christian Schnaudt -

Language: German

Type: Report, working paper

Year: 2017


In the last two years hardly any other topic has shaped the public and political debate in Germany and Europe as much as the refugee debate. The enormous increase in immigrants and refugees presents not only the political elites of Europe with an immense challenge, but also arouses concern among European populations on how to absorb and integrate a large number of immigrants. The well-known statement "We can do it!" By the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on the other hand, the sceptical, or even the hostile, voices and instruments emerging in many, are exemplary for the controversial standpoints regarding an appropriate immigration and refugee policy European countries are a symbol of the controversial point of views for an appropriate immigration and refugee policy in the form of 'PEGIDA'. While these two extremes of a generous and a restrictive immigration and refugee policy, especially in the media, are subject to a certain prioritization, and thus result in the impression of increasingly polarized European societies, we have in the end scarcely overloaded and up-to-date empirical data how the acceptance and rejection of immigration in Germany and Europe are actually distributed and how differences in attitudes towards immigration can be explained.

Edition: 0

Institution: GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften

Number of pages: 5

Number: 57

Series: Informationsdienst soziale Indikatoren

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