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Trust, Economic Development and Attitudes toward Immigration

Chang, Han Il; Kang, Woo Chang


We examine (1) how trust in foreigners and trust in political institutions affect attitudes toward immigration and (2) the moderating effect of economic development on those impacts, analyzing data from the fifth wave of the World Values Survey. We find that natives who trust foreigners are more tolerant toward immigration and that economic development positively moderates the impact of trust in foreigners on the attitudes. Meanwhile, we find only mixed evidence for the impact of trust in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Canadian Journal of Political Science
DOI: 10.1017/S0008423917001378


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